There are literally hundreds of wedding cake recipes available online so you should have no difficulty finding one to suit your tastes.
One of the first things to do first is speak to your friends and family who are already married and ask them if they can recommend any wedding cake recipes or if you've been to a wedding where the cake was particularly good, see if you can get a copy of that recipe.
The recipe below is the one we used for our cake, we got it off a friend who has cooked it several times before and it tasted fantastic (it's a Delia Smith recipe ).
I've provided the link to this, as on her website she shows how to up scale the ingredients for the various size tins you'll need to create the different tiers.
For a 9 inch (23 cm) round or 8 inch (20 cm) square cake
Currants - 1¼ lb. (575 g)
sultanas - 8 oz. (225 g)
raisins - 8 oz. (225 g)
glacé cherries, rinsed and finely chopped - 2 ½ oz. (60 g)
mixed peel, finely chopped - 2 ½ oz. (60 g)
brandy - 4 tablespoons
plain flour - 10 oz. (275 g)
a pinch salt - ½ level teaspoon
freshly grated nutmeg - ½ level teaspoon
mixed spice - ¾ level teaspoon
almonds, chopped (the skins can be left on) - 2 ½ oz. (60 g)
soft brown sugar - 10 oz. (275 g)
black treacle - 1 tablespoon
unsalted butter - 10 oz. (275 g)
eggs - 5 eggs
grated lemon rind - of 1 large lemon
grated orange rind - of 1 large orange
Another wedding cake recipe which I have been reliably informed is good is this one (it's off the BBC Good Food site).
I'd always advise having a trial run by making a small cake first. If you do this you can avoid the risk of making three or more tiers of your cake only to find that you don't really like the taste. To start again would be a huge waste of money and time, not to mention the hassle involved.
As mentioned in my
cheap wedding cakes
page, if the thought of trawling through loads of wedding cake recipes and then making it seems too daunting, don't panic. You still have the
option of buying a cake on the high street and decorating it yourself
(see my page on
make your own wedding cake
wedding cake designs). Then all you'll have to worry about is whether or not to have cake toppers.
When choosing between wedding cake recipes don't panic, there are loads available, so just take your time and you will find the one for you.