Rustic Fresh Apple Cake

One look at today’s cake and you’ll be enamored with its natural charm.  Layers of fresh apple cake take center stage in this rustic inside-out design.  Each tier has six layers of fresh apple cake with raisins, filled with cream cheese icing and stacked high.  Doesn’t that sound divine?  Resting on a wooden base and adorned with apples, this cake is so organic and earthy yet elegant.  A dusting of powdered sugar is the finishing touch.  Created by Jackie of Carried Away Cuisine and photographed by Natalie Bell, we absolutely adore this Rustic Fresh Apple & Raisin Wedding Cake!
Rustic Apple Wedding Cake

Rustic inside-out designs with no exterior icing are becoming more and more popular.  They provide a great alternative to the traditional cake for minimalist brides and the icing-averse.  Their simple charm makes them a perfect option for outdoor events as well.   Plus, they naturally give off a great Autumn vibe!

Rustic Apple Wedding Cake

I must admit…. every time I see one of these inside-out cakes, I wonder how it tastes.  The exterior icing of a cake helps to keep the inside moist.  How do you keep a cake like this from drying out?  Jackie of Carried Away Cuisine kindly shared her secret to keeping the cake moist and fresh!  She coats the cake itself with a clear-drying citrus glaze before torting and filling.  This protects the outside edge without changing the overall appearance.  Genius!  The perfect solution to ensure this style of cake tastes as good as it looks… everyone’s happy!

A huge thank you to Natalie Bell for sharing her lovely images with us and to Jackie of Carried Away Cuisine for sharing her inspiring Rustic Fresh Apple & Raisin Cake!

Vendors & Credits
Cake : Jackie of Carried Away Cuisine
Photography : Natalie Bell Photography
See the Full Wedding Here : Natalie’s Blog

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Maria’s words were my thoughts exactly the second I saw the first picture! I would be so afraid to stack a cake like that…LOL! It does look stunning! I also wondered about the drying aspect. I would love to taste a cake like that:D I love buttercream on my cake…but there are times were you just want to have a simple cake with no icing!

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    Heidi says

    I’m a little late to the party, but I’m thrilled to see my wedding cake featured. Jackie did a fantastic job, and the cake was moist and delicious. Everyone at the wedding raved about it!

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    This would be perfect in a rustic or Adirondack type setting. I would even try a smaller version for Father’s Day.


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