List of cakes

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The following is a list of types of dessert cakes by country of origin and distinctive ingredient. The majority of cakes contain some kind of flour, egg and sugar. These ingredients are not listed:

Name Image Origin Main ingredients
Angel cake Angel cake slice.jpg United Kingdom Sponge cake, cream
Angel food cake AngelFoodCake.jpg United States Egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar
Apple cake Hollandse appeltaart.jpg Unknown Apple, caramel icing
Aranygaluska Hungary
Romania
Yeasty dough; vanilla custard
Ballokume Albania Corn flour, butter, sugar and vanilla
Better than sex cake United States Chocolate or yellow cake, sugar mixture, various fillings
Boston cream pie Bostoncreampie.jpg United States Egg custard, chocolate
Banana cake/bread Banananutbread.jpg United States Banana, sometimes nuts and chocolate
Banoffee pie Banoffeepie.jpg United Kingdom Bananas, toffee, biscuits
Bara brith Bara Brith.jpg United Kingdom (Wales) Raisins, currants and candied peel
Battenberg cake Lyons battenberg cake.jpg United Kingdom Marzipan and apricot jam
Baumkuchen Baumkuchen.jpg Germany Varies
Bibingka Large bibinka.jpg Philippines Coconut milk and rice flour
Bienenstich (Bee Sting) Germany Almonds, honey, custard cream
Birthday cake Birthday cake.jpg Varies, usually chocolate or sponge, and is often topped with icing and candles; number of candles on top of the cake is often said to represent some one's age, for example, a birthday cake for a nine year old will have nine candles on top of it.
Black Forest cake, often known as "Black Forest gâteau" Kirschtorte.jpg Germany Cherries, kirsch, and chocolate
Buccellato Buccellato 1.jpg Sicily Honey, marsala, aniseed, and raisins
Budapestlängd Budapestbakelse BÅn.JPG Sweden Rolled meringue-hazelnut cake filled with whipped cream and pieces of canned peach, apricot or mandarin orange.
Bundt cake BundtCake.JPG United States Varies, often chocolate
Butter cake Hazelnut brown butter cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter
Butterfly cake Plain butterfly cake.jpg United Kingdom Varies
Carrot cake Carrot cake.jpg United Kingdom Carrots
Chiffon cake Chiffon cake 02.jpg United States Vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting topped with chocolate.jpg Unknown Chocolate
Christmas cake Christmas cake, Boxing Day 2008.jpg United Kingdom Dried fruit such as sultanas or raisins; cinnamon, treacle, cherries, and almond; is quite often topped with icing. If topped with icing, the icing may be decorated with decorations, such as models of Santa Claus, or may have labels such as "Happy Christmas".
Coconut cake United States
Coffee cake Walnut cinnamon coffee cake.jpg Germany Cinnamon
Croquembouche Croquembouche wedding cake.jpg France Caramel, almond, and chocolate
Cupcake Chocolate cupcakes.jpg Varies; is usually topped with icing
Dacquoise Eggnog mousse cake with almond dacquoise.jpg France Almonds, hazelnut, and chocolate
Date and walnut loaf Date and walnut bread.jpg United Kingdom Dates, walnuts, treacle, and tea
Date square Date squares.jpg Canada (probably) Also known as Matrimonial Cake, is a layer of minced dates with oat crumble
Depression cake United States Made without milk, sugar, butter, or eggs
Devil's food cake Devil's Food Cake.jpg United States Chocolate and/or cocoa, and baking soda
Dobos cake Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg Hungary Spongecake layered with chocolate butter cream and topped with thin caramel slices
Dundee cake United Kingdom (Scotland) Fruit cake with almonds on it but without glace cherries.
Easter Cake Baba or babka wielkanocna.jpg Poland Easter Cake with icing
Eccles cake Eccles cake.jpg United Kingdom Currants
Esterhazy torte Eszterházy Torte.JPG Hungary
Austria
Chocolate buttercream, sponge cake
Fat rascal Fat Rascal cookies.jpg United Kingdom Dried fruit, peel, oats
Faworki Faworkib.jpg Poland Sweet crisp cake in shape of a bow
Financier Two rectangular financiers.jpg France
Flourless chocolate cake Flourless Chocolate Cake with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream.jpg Unknown Chocolate
Fondant Fancy White Mr Kipling French fancy cake (82524785).jpg United Kingdom Icing (any of a number of colors), cream
Frog cake Frog cakes.jpg Australia Cream, icing
Fruitcake Traditional fruitcake.jpg Ancient Rome Candied fruit; many versions of the fruit cake contain currants, sultanas and glace cherries.
Funing big cake China (Funing County, Jiangsu province) Sticky rice, white sugar and refined lard. Due to health concerns associated with lard consumption, sometimes vegetable oil is used instead of lard.[1]
Genoa cake Genoa-cake.jpg Italy (Genoa, probably) Sultanas, raisins, glacé cherries
Genoise (Genoese cake) Génoise cake with buttercream frosting.jpg Italy (Genoa, probably) Whole egg
Gingerbread Cakegingerbread.jpg United Kingdom (probably) Ginger
Gooey butter cake Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake.jpg United States Butter
Hot milk cake United States (probably) Milk, and mocha
Ice cream cake Three inch ice cream cake with fruit from Singapore.jpg Unknown Ice cream
Jaffa Cakes Jaffa cake.jpg United Kingdom Orange slice
Kabuni Albania Rice, butter, mutton broth, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, cloves
Karpatka Karpatka.jpg Poland Two to eight layers of very flattened sweet bake pastry with cream and sweet cheese, normally served with fruit and budyn and cardamom and ice cream which may have alcohol also on the side of this luxurious dessert
Kiev cake Київський торт без коробки.JPG Ukraine Two airy layers of meringue with hazelnuts, chocolate glaze, and a buttercream-like filling
King cake Kingcake.jpg France
Spain
Sugar, cinnamon, milk, and butter
Kladdkaka Kaffereptarta.jpg Sweden Chocolate
Kliņģeris Latvia Yeast, raisins, spices
Kolacz Kolacz (cake).JPG Poland Sweet cheese and cream
Kolaczki Kolaczki - A Polish Pastry Type Of Cake.jpg Poland Butter, sugar, jam, egg whites, different sweet sugar powder
Kouign-amann Kouignamann.JPG France (Brittany) Butter
Kutia Koljivo from wheat.jpg Poland
Belarus
Ukraine
Lithuania
Various nuts and raisins
Kransekake Kransekake.jpg Denmark
Norway
Almonds, sugar, egg whites
Krowka Boza krowka.jpg Poland Chocolate, sponge base, caramel and coconut
Lady Baltimore Cake United States Dried fruit, nuts, frosting
Lamanki Łamańce.JPG Poland Chocolate, cinnamon
Lamington Lamington.png Australia Chocolate icing, and desiccated coconut
Layer cake Meyer lemon chiffon cake, chocolate.jpg Yolk, sugar, butter, flour
Lemon cake Unknown Lemon
Madeira cake Cherry madeira cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter and sugar
Makowiec MakowiecCakb.jpg Poland Poppy seed cake normally decorated with icing and orange
Magdalena Madalenas caseras-Madrid.jpg Spain Eggs, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, unbleached white flour, lemon zest, baking powder and milk
Mantecada Mantecadas de Tuesta-Valdegovía8.JPG Spain (northern) Eggs, flour, sugar and butter (cow fat in the Mantecadas de Astorga; corn flour in Colombia)
Marble cake Marmorkuchen.jpg Denmark Vanilla, coffee, and/or chocolate
Mazurek Mazurek 1.JPG Poland Easter cake with a type of shortcrust tart and topping
Mille-feuille Mille-feuille français 1.jpg France Also known as a Napoleon, is three layers of puff pastry alternating with two layers of pastry cream. The top is glazed in white (icing) and brown (chocolate) strips, and combed.
Molten chocolate cake Chocolate Fondant.jpg United States Chocolate.
Mooncake Mooncake1.jpg China Varies
Muffin Muffins in oven.jpg Unknown Varies
Oponkiz Tisto.jpg Poland Round spongy yeast cake with sweet topping and other chocolate
Opera cake France Ganache, sponge cake, and coffee syrup
Orange and polenta cake Italy Oranges and polenta
Paczki Polish paczki.jpg Poland Round cake with spongy yeast containing strawberry, liqueur, budyn and ( sweet ) cheese and other chocolate
Panpepato Panpepato-small.jpg Italy Varies, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
Panettone Panettone.jpg Italy Raisins, orange peel, and lemon peel
Parkin Darkparkin.JPG United Kingdom Treacle and oats
Pavlova Christmas pavlova.jpg New Zealand Egg white and sugar (meringue); named after Anna Pavlova
Petit Gâteau Gastro petit-gateau-delicia.jpeg France Chocolate and served with Ice-cream
Petits fours Petits.fours.wmt.jpg France Butter cream
Piernik PiernikCakeb.jpg Poland Gingerbread with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom
Pineapple upside-down cake Pineapple upsidedown cake 9.jpg United Kingdom Pineapple
Pound cake Pound layer cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter, sugar
Princess Cake Prinsesstårta.JPG Sweden Alternating layers of sponge cake and whipped cream, a layer of berry jam and a layer of custard, all topped with a layer of (green) marzipan.
Prinzregententorte Prinzregententorte.jpg Germany Sponge cake, buttercream and dark chocolate glaze
Pumpkin bread Pumpkin bread.jpg United States Pumpkin, sometimes chocolate
Punschkrapfen Image-Punschkrapfen.jpg Austria Cake crumbs, nougat chocolate, apricot jam, and rum
Queen Elisabeth cake Canada (Quebec) Coconut, dates
Qumeshtore me pete Albania Cream, vanilla, syrup, lemon juice, and lemon skin
Red bean cake RedbeanCake Cantoversion.jpg Japan
China
Azuki bean and red bean paste
Red velvet cake Red velvet cake slice.jpg United States Red coloring and cocoa
Rum cake Caribbean Rum, dried fruit
Rum baba Rum baba.jpg Italian Rum, yeast, whipped cream
Ruske kape RuskeKapa.jpg Bosnia
Serbia
Chocolate, and coconut
Sachertorte Sachertorte DSC03027 retouched.jpg Austria Apricot, and cream
Šakotis Sakotis2.jpg Lithuanian-Polish Traditional cake created by painting layers of dough onto a rotating spit while being baked.
Salzburger Nockerl Salzburger Nockerln 04 gastronomie 001.jpg Austria Egg yolk, flour and milk
Sekacz Sekacz (1).jpg Poland Sponge cake with chocolate
Sernik PolskiSernik.jpg Poland Cream cheese, sponge cake, raisins and different spices
Sesame seed cake Sesame seed cakes.jpg Sesame seeds, often with honey as a sweetener
Sfouf Lebanon Almond and semolina
Simnel cake Simnel cake 1.jpg United Kingdom Marzipan and dried fruit
Smoked salmon cheesecake Smoked salmon cheesecake.jpg Savory cheesecake containing smoked salmon
Sno Ball Hostess-Sno-Ball-WS.jpg United States Marshmallow and coconut frosting
Soufflé Choco souffle.jpg France Cream sauce or purée with beaten egg whites
Spekkoek Spekkoek naturel en pandan.jpg Dutch East Indies Multi-layered, containing cinnamon, clove, mace and anise.
Spice cake Spice Cake with sea foam frosting.jpg North America Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and/or mace
Sponge cake Sponge cake.jpg United Kingdom Flour, sugar and eggs.
St. Honoré cake France Caramel and Chiboust cream
Stack cake Apple Stack Cake.jpg United States Varies
Streuselkuchen Streuselkuchen7.jpg Germany Streusel (butter, flour and sugar)
Sultana and cherry cake United Kingdom Sultanas and glace cherries
Suncake Taichung Sun Cake.JPG Taiwan Flaky pastry
Swiss roll Swiss roll.jpg United Kingdom, not Switzerland as the name implies Jam and creamy filling; may come in different colors
Tarte Tatin Tarte tatin.jpg France Varies, commonly apple or pear
Tea loaf United Kingdom Currants, sultanas and tea
Teacake United Kingdom Currants and sultanas
Tiramisu Tiramisu Fanes.jpg Italy Savoiardi and espresso
Tompouce Tom Pouce Dutch pastry.JPG Netherlands Cream, icing
Torta Tre Monti Italy (San Marino) Hazelnuts
Tres leches cake Tres Leches.jpg Mexico
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or sour cream
Tunis cake Chocolate and marzipan
Upside-down cake Pineapple-upside-down-cake.jpg United Kingdom Varies
Victoria sponge cake United Kingdom Varies
Wedding cake Whitweddingcake.jpg Unknown Varies
Welsh cake Wesh cakes.jpg United Kingdom (Wales) Currants
Whoopie pies Whoopiepies1.jpg United States Cocoa, vanilla
Wine cake Colombia Wine
Yōkan Youkan mizuyoukan.jpg Japan Red bean paste

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