25 Creative Cherry Blossom Cakes For Every Occasion 

The following article offers a list of creative cake ideas that can help you prepare cherry blossom cakes that look astonishing. These cakes are decorated with cherry blossom flowers as a common theme. Adding a dainty buttercream cherry blossom to a cake, whether it is for a birthday, spring celebration, or a wedding, is a sweet touch.

Cherry blossom celebration is a Japanese festival held throughout Japan and in many other parts of the world. The celebration consists of parties under the short-lived cherry blossoms as they bloom. This festival is unique in the sense that the timing of the festival depends on when the trees blossom. In addition, this festival is associated with many desserts that convey the beauty of the cherry flowers. The blossoms are stunning with a brilliant red hue and a heavenly scent.

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25 Best Cherry Blossom Cakes For Celebrations, Weddings & Birthdays

While you certainly could add real cherry blossoms to a cake, there are many other ways to incorporate their beauty, from handcrafted sugar flowers to buttercream blooms. And don’t forget, you can choose to include either white or pink blossoms (or both!) to fit your celebration’s overall aesthetic. Think such decoration ideas will be perfect for your big day? Read on for 25 Creative Cherry Blossom Cake Ideas to inspire your own

We have a few cake recipes that should be on your list of Must-Bake Recipes! No matter what celebration or time of year, you’re sure to find a lot of favorites in this list. 

1. Cherry Blossom Cake (Inside and out)

Image and recipe by: buttermilkbysam

Are you amazed to see this adorable cake? Let me tell you that the most notable thing about this cake, the inside, is as easy as cake; This layer of cake is decorated with a simple buttercream swirl and some painted petals.  

To begin, make a white cake with Sakura extract and pink sprinkles. Then make a teeny bit of chocolate batter to squiggle around the pan, top it with more pink speckled batter to look like the branches, and fill it with pink sprinkles to look like scattered flowers and petals. Bake and then decorate as you please!

2. Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: hummingbirdhigh

Cook time: 35 min 

Servings: 1 cake 

Japanese Sakura extract is used to make this cake. Sakura, the Japanese word for cherry blossom, is used as a culinary flavor for desserts in Japan. 

The flavor is very delicate and perfumey, similar to rosewater or lavender when used in baked goods. It is possible to substitute sakura extract for vanilla extract in white cake recipes, and it tastes so delicious that you will never get enough of it. Enjoy!

To make the sour cream, use vanilla crème, which is sweet and spiked with loads of vanilla beans. The frosting is meant to replicate the color and texture of cherry blossom petals.  

3. Cherry Blossom Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Image and recipe by: thejamlab

The cake recipe is a basic vanilla cake recipe, and the frosting is a Cherry Blossom Whipped Buttercream Frosting. Besides the mac shells, the buttercream inside contains cherry blossom extract and a dollop of Cherry Blossom Jam in the middle. This is what exhibits an Ombre effect inside. 

It’s a three-layer cake, with one layer filled with the cherry blossom jam and the other layer filled with lychee curd. Cherry blossom extract is used in the cake and the frosting. This flavor is very subtle, and the cake is delicate with the cherry blossom flavor! 

4. Cherry Blossom Bundt Cake

Image and recipe by: buttermilkbysam

The bundt version of this cherry blossom cake is a tender white cake flavored with real sakura essence and dotted with homemade pink sprinkles of various shades, which give it a beautiful effect to resemble the Japanese tree flowers.

5. Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: bakedbree

Cook time: 55 min 

Servings: 9 pieces 

Number of Ingredients: 11

It is impressive to see a cake with cherry pie filling! Isn’t it?

However, it is pretty simple to make this cake; all you need is a one-bowl cake that can be easily made out of cake mix. But wait, what makes this cake special is the cinnamon sugar topping. The cinnamon-sugar mixture sprinkled on top of the cake adds a fantastic flavor, aroma, and taste to the cake. 

6. Gluten-free Fresh Cherry Cake

Image and recipe by: foodieexplorers

Cook time: 45 min

Servings: 1 cake 

Number of Ingredients: 1

The purple topping on top of the cake, along with the cherries, make it look spectacular.

First, the yogurt and eggs are mixed together, followed by the polenta, almonds, baking powder, cherries, and orange blossom water. 

Once the cake has fully cooked, let it cool completely. Next, the cherries and icing sugar are blended and drizzled all over the cake. And then, the cake is topped with whole cherries.

7. Cherry Blossom Raindrop Cake 

Image and recipe by: kirbiecravings

Servings: 4 

Number of Ingredients: 5

Raindrop cake is a Japanese jelly-like dessert, which resembles a raindrop, as so the name. It is made only with mineral water and agar powder. This is why it has almost no calories. As a traditional accompaniment, it is served with kinako (roasted soybean flour) and kuromitsu, which means “black honey” in Japanese. The Japanese agar powder called cool agar is the secret to the crystal clear appearance of this dessert.

This raindrop cake dissolves a unique and fun sensation in your mouth. It is refreshing, light, and sweet when eaten with syrup and flour.

8. Cherry Blossom Checkerboard Cake

Image and recipe by: notquitenigella

This is a tall checkerboard cake with a pale pink surface on the outside, hiding a center of pink and white inside. The idea seems intimidating, but it is straightforward to make. All you need is a good solid cake but be careful not to shed too many crumbs.

9. Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: wilton

Simple and sweet, this Cherry Blossom Cake is the perfect finish for a bridal shower or large dinner party. An eye-catching floral branch makes this subtle cake stand out among the rest. 

Begin by baking five layers and cooling them. Prepare buttercream icing. For this purpose, black icing color and burgundy icing color are used.

10. Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: hanielas

This cake is simply put together from the easy sponge cake recipe.

After cakes cool, they will be filled with vanilla Stabilized Whipped Cream.

Gelatin is used to stabilize this cake a bit more. However, alternatively, ready-to-use Whip Stabilizer powder can also be used.

Once the filling is done, loosely ice the sides of the cake, cover it and stick it into the fridge. It helps to chill the cake for several hours to set stabilized whipped cream. To make pretty pink cherry blossom flowers, use either different buttercreams or stabilized whipped cream for piping. 

11. Cherry Blossom Spring Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: lilcupcakemonkey

Prep time: 2 hours

Cook time: 1 hour 

Servings: 15 

Number of Ingredients: 18

Vanilla cupcakes are the lightest and the fluffiest cupcakes. On top of this, The cherry blossom Crème Fraîche frosting is light, just making these cupcakes perfect to showcase the cherry blossom flavors! Additionally, whipped cream can also be used for frosting. 

The main element in these cupcakes is the cherry blossom simple syrup. Cherry blossom syrup has a mildly intense flavor. It is floral and delightful.  

12. Cherry Blossom Silky Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: 5thavenuecakedesigns

Cook time: 25 min 

Number of Ingredients: 17 

The unique and exciting thing about the recipe is it requires milk for the two-stage method. The first cup is poured into the batter, the second is mixed with eggs and then poured as the last step. This final step is what gives such a fantastic smooth texture to these cupcakes. 

13. Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: city-cupcakes

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients: 12 

A simple cake recipe and frosting are all that’s needed to make this fantastic, wonderful treat. 

The muffin cups are stuffed with batter and baked. Cherry Marmelade is then blended until smooth to form the frosting, and then it is whipped with mascarpone, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.

Fill your frosting into a piping bag and frost your cupcakes as you like!

14. Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: funandfoodcafe

Cook time: 20 min 

Servings: 16

Number of Ingredients: 10

The simple yet pleasing decoration with Fondant on these cupcakes makes them more appealing and preferable.

Though buttercream frosting works well for most occasions, Fondant seems to be a better option when it comes to artistic creations. This is because It is easier to use ready-made fondant icing and tint it the color of one’s choice. In addition, it is easy to roll out this Fondant to create colorful edible creations to embellish any cupcakes.

15. Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: allysonsedibles.wordpress

Cook time: 22 min

Servings: 12

Number of Ingredients: 10

These cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a raspberry buttercream frosting, topped with a fondant cherry blossom flower.

These cupcakes are simple chocolate cupcakes. So, one can easily similarly prepare them as chocolate cupcakes. As soon as the chocolate cupcakes are baked, cool them completely on a cooling rack, and once they are cooled, frost them with raspberry buttercream frosting. 

16. Cherry Blossom Cupcakes and Cake

Image and recipe by: deliciousdistractions

A surprising aspect of this recipe is that the same recipe can be used to make the cake (as shown in the image) in addition to cupcakes. So take a look at this versatile cake recipe and design your cupcakes and cakes however you wish!

17. Royal Icing Cross Stitch Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Image and recipe by: cutoutandkeep

Cook time: 25 min 

Number of Ingredients: 12

The aromatic cherry blossom aroma of these light and fluffy cupcakes will entice you, and the taste will pleasantly surprise you. However, before preparing this dessert, you must know that even though cross stitch with royal icing is time-consuming, the results are all worth your time.

18. Vegan Matcha Almond Cake (Cherry Blossom Buttercream Flowers)

Image and recipe by: batterandcakecrumbs

Cook time: 45 min 

Servings: 10-12 slices 

Number of Ingredients: 15

This vegan cake is fresh and light; just Perfect for any special spring occasion. 

This cake consists of three layers, each made up of marbled matcha and almonds, these layers are then put together and filled with matcha almond buttercream and topped with pretty pink piped cherry blossom flowers. Most people associate marble cake usually with just chocolate and vanilla. However, it can be prepared with flavors of your choice!

19. Cherry Blossom Citrus and Berry Cake

Image and recipe by: add1tbsp

Cook time: 30 min 

Number of Ingredients: 20 

This delicious treat is prepared with a moist lemon cake covered in berries and buttercream, then topped with creamy white chocolate ganache and crunchy lemon meringue cookies. Finally, the cake is decorated with cherry blossoms to commemorate the cherry blossom festival.

In addition, instead of the above topping, normal buttercream jam, berries, and crushed meringue will also work well. 

20. Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: marthastewart 

An ode to spring, this cake features a cherry tree coming into bloom made up of piped buttercream icing.

The cake is decorated with gel-paste food coloring in assorted colors (leaf green, lemon yellow, deep pink, chocolate brown) and frosted with Meringue Buttercream (use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar).

21. Spring Cherry Blossom Lemon Cake

Image and recipe by: sheeats

Cook time: 45 min

Number of Ingredients: 12

Since the recipe of this cake is similar to the basic cake recipe, we can give a quick look at the frosting part. First, spread a generous amount of frosting around the outside of the cake. Then, spread it evenly, and chill for about an hour. This helps prevent the crumbs hence making it easier for the cake to frost.

In the end, top the cake by adding the rest of the frosting and sprinkle the cured, dried cherry blossoms into the frosting. 

22. Hello Kitty Cherry Blossom Cake

Image and recipe by: marshmallowsandmargaritas

Cook time: 25 min 

Number of Ingredients: 18

A Hello Kitty doll kimono on a cake is a perfect theme for a kid’s birthday party. Kids love seeing their favorite cartoon characters on things, so this is sure to be immensely adored. 

The inside of this cake presumes a cherry blossom tree, and the key behind this is the chocolate cake batter and pink sprinkles. Though one shade of pink sprinkles will just do fine, two different shades will add extra beauty to the cake. Furthermore, The sakura powder is optional, and leaving it out will mean your pink sprinkles will stand out more.

23. Cherry Blossom Cake (Cherry Coconut Cake)

Image and recipe by: sophielikescake

Cook time: 40 min

Number of Ingredients: 20

This cake is similar to the raspberry coconut cake, and the only difference is the use of cherries instead of raspberries.

For making this cake, two layers of cake are required. The two layers are then to be Sandwiched together with cream cheese icing, and some chopped cherries are added to the inside. as soon as the middle part is done, Spread some more cream cheese over the top and swirl around until you reach the desired effect. Finally, top up with the toppings of your choice.

24. Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake

Image and recipe by: mycakeschool

Cook time: 35 min 

Number of Ingredients: 18

If you are fond of cherry desserts, you are going to fall in love with this moist and flavorful Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake!

This Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake is very moist but sturdy enough to hold the weight of Fondant, and it is a versatile recipe; it works well as a cupcake recipe also. 

The addition of Maraschino cherry juice in the batter lends a wonderful cherry flavor and lovely pink shade to the cake. The addition of mini chocolate chips and maraschino cherry pieces gives the cake a great texture and flavor boost.

25. Cherry Layer Cake

Image and recipe by: mycakeschool

The best part of this moist and flavorful layer cake is that it is so easy to make- it all starts with a white cake mix. Then, it consists of three cherry cake layers filled with a luscious cherry cream cheese frosting.

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