List of cakes

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The following is a list of types of dessert cakes by country of origin and distinctive ingredients. The majority of the cakes contain some kind of flour, egg, and sugar. Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.


Name Picture Origin Distinctive ingredients and description
Amandine Amandine cake.jpg Romania Chocolate layered cake filled with chocolate, caramel and fondant cream
Amygdalopita Greece Almond cake made with ground almonds, flour, butter, egg, spanner's and pastry cream
Angel cake Homemade Angel Slice Cake Stock Photo (48754448236).jpg United Kingdom[1] Sponge cake, cream, food colouring
Angel food cake Angel food cake with strawberries (4738859336).jpg United States Egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar
Apple cake Apple cake with vanilla ice cream 2.jpg Germany Apple, caramel icing
Applesauce cake Applesauce cake.jpg Early colonial times in the New England Colonies of the Northeastern United States[2] Prepared using apple sauce, flour and sugar as primary ingredients
Aranygaluska Arany-galuska.jpg Hungary A cake with yeasty dough and vanilla custard
Avocado cake Mocha almond fudge avocado cake (4673005762).jpg United States Prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient
Babka Kranz (cake).jpg Poland and Ukraine Sweet braided cake which originated in Jewish communities
Babka Wielkanocna Babka świąteczna.jpg Poland Easter cake with icing
Ballokume[3] BallokumeShqiptare.jpg Albania Corn flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla
Banana bread Banananutbread.jpg United States Banana, sometimes nuts and chocolate
Banana cake Banana cake.jpg United States Prepared using banana as a primary ingredient
Bara brith Bara Brith (3320696816).jpg United Kingdom (Wales) Raisins, currants and candied peel
Basbousa Basboosa.jpg Egypt A traditional Egyptian sweet cake that is made of cooked semolina or farina soaked in simple syrup. Coconut is a popular addition. The syrup may also optionally contain orange flower water or rose water.
Batik cake Malaysian batik cake.jpg Malaysia A non-baked cake dessert made by mixing broken Marie biscuits, combined with a chocolate sauce or runny custard.
Battenberg cake Lyons battenberg cake.jpg United Kingdom Marzipan and apricot jam
Baumkuchen Baumkuchen.jpg Germany A German variety of spit cake also popular in Japan. The characteristic rings, which resemble tree rings when sliced, give the cake its German name, Baumkuchen, which literally translates to "tree cake".
Bebinca Bebinca com gelado.jpg India Flour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), coconut milk, egg yolk
Beer cake Chocolate Stout Cake.jpg Ireland Cake prepared with beer as a main ingredient. Pictured is a chocolate bundt cake infused with stout beer.
Berlingozzo Pale degli accademici della crusca, asciutto (sebastiano zech), post 1592, berlingozzo (ciambella da intingere).jpg Lamporecchio, Pistoia, Italy Simple ring-shaped yeast cake to celebrate Carnival.
Better than sex cake Better than sex cake.jpg United States Chocolate or yellow cake, sugar mixture, various fillings
Bibikkan Sri Lanka Made of shredded coconut, jaggery and semolina and a mixture of spices. It is commonly prepared and consumed in celebration of festive and religious occasions.
Bibingka 1048Bibingka Puto bumbong making Philippines 04.jpg Philippines Traditional rice cake from the Philippines made with ground glutinous rice and coconut milk
Bienenstich (Bee Sting) Bienenstich.jpg Germany Almonds, honey, custard cream
Birthday cake Birthday cake.jpg Unknown (Possibly United States & Canada) A cake that has various ingredients, usually chocolate or sponge, and is often topped with icing and candles; the number of candles on top of the cake is often said to represent someone's age - for example, a birthday cake for a nine-year-old will have nine candles on top of it.
Bizcocho Dominicano DominicanCake.jpg Dominican Republic A cake with a moist and airy texture and meringue frosting
Black Forest cake, often known as "Black Forest gâteau" or "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" Kirschtorte.jpg Germany Cherries, kirsch, and chocolate. Usually there are one bottom layer of chocolate shortcrust and two layers of chocolate sponge cake, filled with cherry jam and whipped cream.
Blackout cake, sometimes known as "Brooklyn Blackout cake" Blackout cake.jpg Brooklyn, United States Chocolate pudding, chocolate layers, chocolate cake crumbs
Blitztorte[4] Germany A "lightning cake" or "quick cake".[5] Lemon zest and lemon juice add flavor to a blitztorte, which is a butter cake (butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and baking powder). It is called a blitztorte because it is quick to make. Also spelled as "blitz torte".
Blondie Toffee blondies.jpg United States A rich, sweet dessert bar. It is made from flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla, and may also contain walnuts or pecans. It may contain white or dark chocolate chips and it can have a taste reminiscent of butterscotch.
Bolo de mel Bolo de Mel.JPG Madeira Islands Sweet, heavy cake made with molasses or honey, often with walnuts and almonds. Literally means "honey cake".
Madeleine Madeleine recto.jpg Lorraine, France Small shell-shaped sponge cake.
Boston cream pie Bostoncreampie.jpg United States Egg custard, chocolate
Brazil nut cake Brazil Prepared using Brazil nuts as a primary ingredient, they are common in the Amazon region of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru
Brazo de Mercedes Brazo de mercedes.jpg Philippines A traditional Filipino meringue roll with a custard filling typically dusted with powdered sugar.
Broyé poitevin Broye du Poitou.jpg Poitou, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Simple butter cake.
Brownie Chocolatebrownie.JPG United States A flat, baked square or bar developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in both the US and Canada during the first half of the 20th century.
Buccellato Buccellato 1.jpg Sicily Honey, marsala wine, aniseed, and raisins
Budapestlängd[6] Budapestbakelse BÅn.JPG Sweden Rolled meringue-hazelnut cake filled with whipped cream and pieces of canned peach, apricot, or mandarin orange.
Buko pandan cake Pandan Cake.jpg Philippines Sponge or chiffon cake flavored with extracts from boiled pandan leaves and frosted with cream and young coconut or macapuno strips
Bundt cake BundtCake.JPG United States A cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ring shape. The shape is inspired by a traditional European fruit cake known as Gugelhupf, but Bundt cakes are not generally associated with any single recipe, but they are often made with chocolate.
Bustrengo Bustrengo.jpg San Marino A dense and moist cake containing cornmeal, bread crumbs or stale bread, figs, raisins, diced apples, lemon rind and orange rind
Butter cake Hazelnut brown butter cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter
Butterfly cake Plain butterfly cake.jpg United Kingdom A variant of cupcake, also called "fairy cake" for its fairy-like "wings". They can be made from any flavor of cake. The top of the fairy cake is cut off or carved out with a spoon, and cut in half. Then, butter cream, whipped cream, or other sweet filling like jam is spread into the hole. Finally, the two cut halves are stuck into the butter cream to look like butterfly wings. The wings of the cake are often decorated using icing to form various patterns.
Butterkuchen Butterkuchen2.JPG Germany A simple buttery and sweet German cake baked on a tray[7]
Carrot cake Carrot cake at America Graffiti (cropped).jpg United Kingdom Moist, dense, sweet cake made with carrots. Rüblitorte is a classic Swiss carrot cake made from a sponge cake with carrots and hazelnuts or almonds. Usually its glazed with a sugar glaze and decorated with small marzipan carrots.
Cassata Cassata siciliana.jpg Italy (Sicily) Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered with a shell of marzipan, pink and green pastel colored icing, and decorative designs. The cassata is topped with candied fruit depicting cherries and slices of citrus fruit characteristic of Sicily.
Cassatella di sant'Agata Minnuzze di sant'aita.jpg Sicily, Italy Cakes shaped like breasts to honor Saint Agatha of Sicily. Made of sponge, moistened with juice or liqueur, and stuffed with ricotta and chocolate. Decorated with marzipan, icing, and candied fruit.
Cassava cake Cassava cake (Philippines) - Bibingkang kamoteng kahoy 01.jpg Philippines A traditional Filipino moist cake made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on top.
Castagnaccio Castagnaccio ligure.jpg Italy Plain chestnut flour cake.
Caterpillar cake Caterpillar chocolate cake (8367463320).jpg United Kingdom Chocolate Swiss roll, decorated to look like a caterpillar.
Charlotte (cake) Charlotte aux poires et chocolat.jpg France Bread, sponge cake or biscuits; fruit puree or custard
Cheesecake Baked cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries.jpg Ancient Greece
United States
Thin base made from crushed biscuits, with a thicker top layer of soft cheese, eggs and sugar. It can be baked or unbaked (in which case it is refrigerated.) The bottom layer can also be made of shortcrust, and in European countries the top layer is made from curd or a creamy kind of cottage cheese.
Chenna poda Chennapoda.jpg India (Orissa) A cake made from milk solids and semolina. Milk solids are the main ingredient and is known as "chhena". This cake is a specialty of the state of Orissa in India chhena cardamom ghee cashewnut
Chestnut cake Ardéchois à la crème de marron.jpg France Prepared using chestnuts or water chestnuts as a main ingredient. It is a dish in Chinese cuisine.[8]
Chiffon cake Chiffon cake 02.jpg United States Light, airy cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour
Chocolate cake ChocolateTruffleCakeIdeal01.JPG Unknown (Possibly United States & Canada) Chocolate
Chocolate Lime cake Unknown (Possibly Southern USA & Baja California) Primary ingredients: lime juice, lime slices, green coloring, chocolate syrup
Chocotorta Argentina Primary ingredients: Chocolate cookies, Dulce de leche and cream cheese
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".
Clementine cake Vanilla clementine cake.jpg Australia A cake prepared with clementine as a primary ingredient
Coconut cake Coconut cake garnished with Peeps candy.jpg United States A popular dessert in the Southern region of the United States. It is a cake frosted with a white frosting and covered in coconut flakes.
Coffee cake Walnut cinnamon coffee cake.jpg Germany Cinnamon
Coffee and walnut cake -2016-02-18 Coffee & Walnut cake, Trimingham.JPG United Kingdom Coffee, walnuts
Cornbread Skillet cornbread (cropped).jpg United States
Central America
South America
American cake containing wheat flour, corn meal, sugar, and lard.
Cozonac Tumbl.jpg Romania, Bulgaria Traditional sweet leavened bread rich in eggs, milk, butter and sugar, with various fillings.
Crema de fruta 00114jfCuisine of Bulacan Food Cakes Delicaciesfvf 30.jpg Philippines A traditional Filipino fruitcake made with layers of sponge cake, sweet custard or whipped cream, gelatin or gulaman (agar), and various preserved or fresh fruits, including mangoes, pineapples, cherries, and strawberries. Also has a very popular no-bake variant, the mango float.
Cremeschnitte Kremna rezina.jpg Slovenia


A vanilla and custard cream cake dessert popular in several central-European countries. There are many regional variations, but they all include puff pastry base and custard cream.
Crystal cake Crystal cake.jpg China One of the traditional desserts in China, it has more than 800 years of history. It was first invented in Xiagui during the Song Dynasty, then it spread far and wide. It was called "crystal cake" because its filling shines brightly, and its appearance is glittering and translucent, like a crystal.
Cuatro leches cake[9][10] Cuatroleches.jpg Spain Cake made with four milks[11] and it is similar to the tres leches cake.
Cucumber cake United Kingdom A cake prepared with cucumber as a primary ingredient. It is a dish in Goan cuisine.
Cupcake Chocolate cupcakes.jpg United States A small cake with various ingredients, usually topped with icing
Dacquoise Eggnog mousse cake with almond dacquoise.jpg France Almonds, hazelnut, and chocolate
Dadar gulung Kue dadar gulung.JPG Indonesia A traditional coconut pancake filled with grated coconut and palm sugar.
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", a layer of minced dates with oat crumble
Depression cake Depression Cake.JPG United States Made without milk, sugar, butter, or eggs
Devil's food cake Devil's Food Cake.jpg United States Chocolate or cocoa, and baking soda
Dobos cake Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg Hungary A sponge cake that is layered with chocolate butter cream and topped with thin caramel slices
Dundee cake North British Dundee cake.JPG United Kingdom (Scotland) Fruit cake with almonds on it but without glacé cherries
Dutch carnival cake Tielsche kermiskoek.jpg Netherlands A traditional a Dutch delicacy that is similar to gingerbread cake
Eccles cake Eccles cake.jpg United Kingdom Zante currants
Eierschecke Dresdner Eierschecke 9.jpg Saxony and Thuringia (Germany) A sheet cake made of yeast dough topped with apple, quark (curd) and poppy seeds and parts of it are covered with a glaze made of cream, whole egg, sugar and flour for thickening.
Erotic cake[12] CakeGaga8Serbia.jpg Unknown A cake made to resemble or decorated with the image of a human body (often nude or semi-nude), individual sex organs, or sexual activities, sometimes with a statement of a sexual nature written on it
Esterházy torte Eszterházy Torte.JPG Hungary
A Hungarian cake (torta) named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha (1786–1866). It was invented by Budapest confectioners in the late 19th century. It consists of cognac or vanilla buttercream, sandwiched between layers of almond meringue (macaroon) dough. The torte is iced with a fondant glaze and decorated with a characteristic chocolate striped pattern.
Falculelle Falculella 6.JPG Corsica Small cake of brocciu cheese baked on a chestnut leaf.
Fat rascal Fat Rascal cookies (cropped).jpg United Kingdom Dried fruit, peel, oats
Faworki Faworki (plate).jpg Poland Sweet crisp cake in shape of a bow
Fig cake Fig Skillet Cake (14430102033).jpg Egypt Prepared with fig as a primary ingredient
Financier Two rectangular financiers.jpg France Small molded almond flour and beurre noisette (brown butter) cake.
Flan cake Leche flan cake (Philippines) 3.jpg Philippines Chiffon or sponge cake baked with a layer of leche flan (crème caramel) on top and drizzled with caramel syrup
Flourless chocolate cake Flourless Chocolate Cake with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream.jpg United States Chocolate
Fondant Fancy White Mr Kipling French fancy cake (82524785).jpg United Kingdom Icing (in any of a number of colors), cream
Fragelité[13] Konditor kager 1.JPG Denmark[13] Meringue, almonds, butter, coffee
Frankfurter Kranz (Frankfurt Crown Cake) Frankfurter Kranz.JPG Germany Sponge cake, buttercream icing, red jam (typically strawberry, blackcurrant or cherry jam); brittle nuts, toasted almond flakes and/or ground hazelnuts
Frog cake Frog cakes.jpg Australia Cream, icing
Fruitcake Traditional English Fruitcake.jpg Ancient Rome Candied fruit; many versions of the fruit cake contain currants, sultanas, and glacé 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.[14]
Funnel cake Oregon State Fair funnel cake.jpg United States Choux pastry with powdered sugar or other toppings, usually fruit
Garash cake Garash.jpg Bulgaria Walnuts, egg whites, crystal or powdered sugar
Gâteau magique Gâteau magique.jpg France Cake with distinctive layers of custard, cream, and sponge that form while baking.
Gâteau nantais Nantes
Pound cake with almonds and rum.
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
German Chocolate Cake GermanChocolateCake.jpg United States Chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting
Ghevar GhevarRajasthaniSweet.jpg India Flour, ghee, kewra, milk, clarified butter, sugar, almonds, pistachio, saffron, green cardamom etc.
Gingerbread Cakegingerbread.jpg United Kingdom (probably) Ginger
Gooey butter cake Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake.jpg United States Butter
Goose breast (Gåsebryst)[15] Flickr - cyclonebill - Gåsebryst.jpg Denmark[15] A cream cake known as Gåsebryst in Denmark.[15] A Danish pastry bottom, topped with whipped cream, custard and jam, wrapped in marzipan.
Halloween cake Halloween pumpkin cake 2015.JPG United States A cake prepared with Halloween-themed decorations
Hash brownies Netherlands
Also known as "space cakes", these are bakery products made using one of the forms of cannabis, including hashish.
Hedgehog Slice Kalter hund.jpg Germany It contains crushed biscuit, or rice puffs. It has totally different names in each language.
Hevva cake Welsh hewa cakes.jpg Cornwall, England It's also called heavy cake
Hot milk cake[16] United States (probably) Milk, and mocha
Hummingbird cake Hummingbird cake - homemade.jpg Jamaica Banana, pineapple, pecan, vanilla, spice
Ice cream cake Culinique Ice Cream Cake.jpg Unknown (Possibly United States) Ice cream
Jaffa Cakes Jaffa cake.jpg United Kingdom A biscuit-sized cake introduced by MacVitie and Price in 1927, and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common forms of Jaffa Cakes are circular, 2.5 inches (64 mm) in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavored jelly, and a coating of chocolate.
Jajan pasar Jajan Pasar in Jakarta.JPG Java, Indonesia Traditional Javanese cakes sold in the Javanese markets[17]
Joffre cake A part of Joffre.JPG Romania Chocolate ganache cake
Kabuni Albania[18] Rice, butter, mutton broth, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, cloves
Kardinalschnitte Austria A classic layered Viennese desert consisting of a sponge cake layer and meringue and filled with red currant jam. The colors of the layers, white and yellow, are meant to represent the colors of the Vatikan.[19]
Khanom bodin Thailand Wheat flour (or Maida flour), fresh butter, fresh milk, chicken eggs, sweetened condensed milk, white sugar, raisins, dried sweet gourds
Khanom farang kudi chin Kudi Chin snack (002).jpg Thailand Duck egg, wheat flour, white sugar, raisins, dried sweet gourds
Kyiv 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
Sugar, cinnamon, milk, and butter
Kladdkaka Kaffereptarta.jpg Sweden Chocolate
Klepon Onde-onde.jpg Indonesia A traditional green-coloured balls of rice cake filled with liquid palm sugar and coated in grated coconut.
Kliņģeris[20] Latvia[20] Yeast, raisins, spices
Kołacz Kołacz.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
Kornigou Brittany, France Antler shaped fruit cake.
Kransekake Kransakaka.jpg Denmark
Almonds, sugar, egg whites
Krantz cake Kranz cake2.jpg Israel[21][22] (ashkenazi food) Chocolate or poppy seeds filling.
Kremówka Kremowki dwie.JPG Germany, Slovakia A Polish type of cream pie. It is made of two layers of puff pastry, filled with whipped cream, creamy buttercream, vanilla pastry cream (custard cream) or sometimes egg white cream, and is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar. It also can be decorated with cream or covered with a layer of icing.
Krówka Boza krowka.jpg Poland Chocolate, sponge base, caramel and coconut
Kue cubit Kue cubit.jpg Indonesia A small cake eaten as a snack.
Kue lapis Kue lapis - driekleur en rozen.jpg Indonesia A traditional cake of colourful layered soft rice flour pudding.
Kue mangkok KUE MANGKUK TELO.JPG Indonesia A traditional cake of steamed cupcake. The ingredients are the mixture of flour, rice flour and sagoo (tapioca), yeast, egg, coconut milk, sugar and salt.
Kutia Koljivo from wheat.jpg Poland
Various nuts and raisins
Lady Baltimore cake Southern United States (its exact origins are disputed) Dried fruit, nuts, frosting
Lamington Mocha Flake amingtons.jpg Australia
New Zealand
Chocolate icing, and desiccated coconut
Lane cake Slice of lane cake.jpg United States Candied fruit, sponge cake, pecans, coconut, bourbon, vanilla buttercream
Layer cake Meyer lemon chiffon cake, chocolate.jpg Unknown (Possibly United States) Egg yolk, sugar, butter, flour. Two or more distinctive cake layers are required. The cake is usually filled with jam, buttercream or custard.
Lemon cake Slice of Lemon Cake.jpg Unknown, but likely England[23] Cake with a lemon flavor[24][25]
Linzer Torte Austria A thick layer of cinnamon and clove spiced shortcrust, topped with red currant jam and a lattice design of dough strips.
Lolly cake Lolly cake (2792116118).jpg New Zealand Cake made from malt biscuits, butter, sweetened condensed milk and fruit puffs, usually made in a log shape and rolled in coconut
Madeira cake Cherry madeira cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter and sugar, usually flavored with lemon. Sometimes confused with Bolo de mel cakes, which are actually made in Madeira using a completely different recipe.
Magdalena Madalenas caseras-Madrid.jpg Spain Eggs, granulated sugar, vegetable oil (usually olive oil), unbleached white flour, lemon zest, baking powder and milk. Spanish version of muffins or cupcakes (but always without topping).
Makowiec MakowiecCakb.jpg Poland Poppy seed cake, normally decorated with icing and orange
Mantecada Mantecadas de Tuesta-Valdegovía8.JPG Spain Eggs, flour, sugar and butter (cow fat in the Mantecadas de Astorga)
Mango cake Mango Passion cake (Red Ribbon, Philippines).jpg Philippines Chiffon cake or roll topped with mangro cream frosting and fresh Carabao mango slices
Mango float Mango float (Crema de Mangga) - Philippines.jpg Philippines A dessert similar to tiramisu made with layers of ladyfingers (broas) or graham crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes (other fruits can also be used). It is a no-bake version of the crema de fruta
Marble cake Marmorkuchen.jpg Denmark Vanilla, coffee, or chocolate butter cake. Two differently colored batters are swirled together to show a marble-like pattern.
Marjolaine France Meringue, praline, and chocolate. Created by Fernand Point
Mazurek Mazurek 1.JPG Poland Easter cake with a type of shortcrust tart and topping
Medovik Medovik.jpg Russia A layer cake popular in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, often referred to as a Russian honey cake. The identifying ingredients are honey and smetana (sour cream) or condensed milk.
Merveilleux Merveilleux.jpg Belgium Two light meringues welded and covered with whipped cream and dusted with chocolate shavings.
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 into a distinctive pattern.
Misérable cake Miserablecake.jpg Belgium A type of almond sponge cake that is a traditional Belgian recipe
Molten chocolate cake Chocolate Fondant.jpg France/United States Also known as lava cake is a popular dessert that combines the elements of a flourless chocolate cake (sometimes called a "chocolate decadence" cake) and a soufflé. Some other names used are "chocolate fondant", "chocolate moelleux", and "chocolate lava" cake.
Mooncake Mooncake1.jpg China A Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie)
Moravian sugar cake Sugar Cake.jpg Pennsylvania German Country /United States A sweet coffee cake that originated in the colonial Moravian Church. It is made with a sweet yeast dough enriched with mashed potatoes and topped with a mixture of melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Muffin Muffin NIH.jpg Unknown (Possibly United States & United Kingdom) An individual-sized quick bread product which can be sweet or savory. The typical American "muffin" is similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods. These can come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana. It also refers to a flatter disk-shaped bread of English origin, commonly referred to as an "English muffin" outside the United Kingdom. These muffins are also popular in Commonwealth countries and the United States.
Napeleonskake[26][self-published source] Norway
A cake that is similar to tompouce, but it has different flavors like caramel or carob
Napoleon's hat[27] Napoleonshat.jpg Denmark A marzipan based cake, shaped like a Napoleon's Hat and dipped in dark chocolate[27]
Nonnette Nonnette.jpg France Small gingerbread cake with honey and orange marmalade.
Onion cake Sugar onion cake 2.JPG East Asia, Central Asia & Southeast Asia A savory or sweet cake prepared with onion as a primary ingredient[28]
Opera cake Tartine bakery opera cake in 2007.jpg France Ganache, sponge cake, and coffee syrup
Oponki or Pączki Tisto.jpg Poland Round spongy yeast cake with sweet topping and other chocolate
Orange and polenta cake[29] Flourless orange and polenta cake.jpg Italy Oranges and polenta
Orange creamsicle cake United States Vanilla and orange cake
Ostkaka Smålands bästa ostkaka.jpg Sweden Also called Swedish cheesecake
Othellolagkage[30] Othello-lagkager.jpg Denmark[30] A layer cake with sponge cake, cream, chocolate, raspberry, egg, vanilla, marzipan,
Pain d'épices Pain depices p1050128.jpg Reims and Alsace, France Rye flour, honey, spices
Pain de Gênes Pain-de-genes.jpg Genoa, France Almond paste
Pan di Spagna[31] Italy[31] A sponge cake. Italian Jewish families make a traditional version for a Passover.[32]
Pancake Blueberry pancakes (1).jpg United States, Canada Flat, round cake, made with eggs, milk, and plain flour
Pandan cake Sifon pandan.JPG Malaysia
A light, fluffy, green-coloured sponge cake. The ingredients are flour, eggs, butter or margarine, sugar, and pandan leaf.
Panettone Panettone - Nicolettone 2017 - IMG 7085 (31752542285).jpg Italy Raisins, orange peel, and lemon peel
Panpepato Panpepato-small.jpg Italy Various nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
Paris–Brest Paris-Brest IMG 0875.JPG France Choux pastry and praline flavoured cream
Parkin YorkShireParkin.jpg United Kingdom Treacle and oats
Parrozzo Parrozzo 01.JPG Abruzzo, Italy Semolina and almond flour. Covered with dark chocolate.
Pavlova Christmas pavlova.jpg Australia
New Zealand
Egg white and sugar (meringue); named after Anna Pavlova
Petit Gâteau Petit gâteau.jpg France Chocolate and served with ice cream
Petits fours Petits.fours.wmt.jpg France Butter cream. A French classic made from sponge cake, cut into small cubes and coated with fondant icing, sometimes filled with marzipan and/or jam.
Piernik[33] PiernikCakeb.jpg Poland[33] Gingerbread with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom
Pineapple Cheesecake United States A no bake cheesecake with pineapple either as main filling or as topping.
Pinata Smash Cake Pinata Smash Cake Mexico[34] Sponge cake, cream, hammer, candy filling
Plum cake Plum cake 08 ies.jpg United Kingdom (England) Referred to fruitcake prepared with dried plum and spices in England since around 1700. Today it refers to a cake prepared with dried fruits such as raisins as the primary ingredients.
Poffertjes Poffertjes-Melkhuis (cropped).jpg Netherlands
A traditional batter treat. Resembling small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. They have a light, spongy texture.
Pound cake Pound layer cake.jpg United Kingdom Butter, sugar, eggs, flour
Princess cake Prinsesstårta.JPG Sweden Alternating layers of sponge cake and whipped cream, a layer of fresh raspberries 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 Punschkrapfen.jpg Austria Cake crumbs, nougat chocolate, apricot jam, and rum with a classic pink rum fondant icing and topped with a candied cherry (Amarenakirsche).
Puto Puto in banana leaf.jpg Philippines Steamed rice cakes, traditionally made from slightly fermented rice dough. It is eaten as is or as an accompaniment to a number of savoury dishes.
Putu Putu Labu.jpg Indonesia A traditional cylindrical-shaped and green-colored steamed cake. The cake is made of rice flour called suji and coloured green with extract acquired from pandan leaf, filled with palm sugar, and steamed in bamboo tubes, hence its name, and served with grated coconut.
Queen cake Queen cakes cooling on a wire rack (13475333725).jpg United Kingdom A soft, muffin-sized cake, popular from early 18th century, and containing currants and flavored with mace and orange, or lemon water.
Queen Elizabeth cake Canada Coconut, dates
Rainy Fruit Cake Unknown (Possibly Isle Of Man) Unlike the original fruit cake log, this fruit cake is packed with passion fruit, then the top is drizzled with a brown sugar sauce that is also filled with caramelized passion fruit.
Raisin cake Teekuchen, Miltenberg, Germany.JPG Germany Cake prepared with raisins as a primary ingredient
Red bean cake RedbeanCake Cantoversion.jpg Japan
Azuki bean and red bean paste
Red velvet cake Red velvet cake slice.jpg United States Soft butter cake with red food coloring and cocoa.
Rock cake Golden-Krust-Rock-Cake.jpg United Kingdom Currants, candied peel, mixed spice
Rum baba BabaRum.jpg France, Italy Rum, yeast, whipped cream
Rum cake Rum cake.jpg Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago Rum, dried fruit
Ruske kape RuskeKapa.jpg Bosnia
Chocolate and coconut
Sachertorte Sachertorte DSC03027 retouched.jpg Austria Sweet chocolate butter cake filled with Apricot jam and chocolate fondant icing, traditionally served with whipped cream.
Sachima Sacima.jpg China Flour, rock sugar and butter
Šakotis Šakotis 3799.jpg Lithuania
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
Sans rival Sans rival slice.JPG Philippines layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews
Santiago cake Tarta de Santiago-2009.jpg Spain (Galicia) Topping with a Santiago Cross design
Sekacz Sekacz (1).jpg Poland Sponge cake with chocolate
Serabi Serabi kuno dan alat masaknya.jpg Indonesia A traditional pancake that is made from rice flour with coconut milk or shredded coconut as an emulsifier and eaten with thick golden-brownish-colored coconut sugar syrup.
Sernik PolskiSernik.jpg Poland Cream cheese, sponge cake, raisins and different spices
Sesame seed cake Sesame seed cakes.jpg United States, Asia Sesame seeds, often with honey as a sweetener
Sfouf Sfoufs (8280943024) (cropped).jpg Lebanon Almonds and semolina
Sheet cake Sheet cake.jpg United States A cake baked in a large, flat rectangular pan such as a sheet pan or a jelly roll pan
Simnel cake Decorated Simnel cake (14173161143).jpg United Kingdom Marzipan and dried fruit
Smith Island Cake Smith island cake2009.jpg United States condensed milk, vanilla chocolate creme, dark chocolate icing
Smörgåstårta 00 Smörgåstårta.jpg Sweden
A cake that literally means "sandwich-cake" or "sandwich gateau", it is a Scandinavian cuisine dish that is popular in Sweden, Estonia (as võileivatort), and Finland (as voileipäkakku). This savory cake has ingredients similar to a sandwich, but has such a large amount of filling that it more resembles a layered cream cake with garnished top.
Snow skin mooncake SnowSkinMooncake1.JPG Hong Kong A Chinese food eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is a non-baked mooncake which originated in Hong Kong. The snow skin mooncake was developed by a bakery in Hong Kong, because the traditional mooncakes were made with salted duck egg yolks and lotus seed paste, resulting in very high sugar and oil content. It is also known as "snowy mooncake", "icy mooncake", and "crystal mooncake".
Snowball cake Hostess-Sno-Ball-WS.jpg United States Marshmallow and coconut frosting
Soufflé Choco souffle.jpg France Fluffy cakes, traditionally served in the ramekins straight after baking, consisting mostly of beaten eggs and sugar.
Spekkoek Spekkoek naturel en pandan.jpg Indonesia 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, or mace
Spiku Kue lapis Surabaya.JPG Indonesia A cake that has similar ingredient to lapis legit but only have three layers of plain and chocolate flavour layered cake.
Spit cake Kürtőskalács Budapest 2008.jpg Ancient Greece A term for hollow, cylindrical cakes prepared on a rotating spit in several European countries.
Sponge cake Cake competition (14287027130).jpg United Kingdom Flour, sugar, and eggs
St. Honoré cake Saint-honoré (pâtisserie).JPG France Caramel and Chiboust cream
Stack cake Apple Stack Cake.jpg United States A cake that replaces a wedding cake
Strawberry cake Hässleholm - Strawberry Cake.jpg United States
A cake that uses strawberry as a primary ingredient
Streuselkuchen Streuselkuchen7.jpg Germany Streusel (butter, flour, and sugar)
Suncake Taichung Sun Cake.JPG Taiwan A popular Taiwanese dessert originally from the city of Taichung in Taiwan. The typical fillings consist of maltose (condensed malt sugar), and they are usually sold in special gift boxes as souvenirs for visitors.
Swiss roll Sri Lankan Swiss roll.jpg United Kingdom
United States
Jam and creamy filling; may come in different colors. Developed in the UK, and not Switzerland as the name implies.
Tarte Tatin Closeup of tarte tatin (13513714244).jpg France Various fruits, commonly apple or pear, caramelized in a pan and then topped with puff pastry and baked in the oven.
Tea loaf 027 of 366 (6783085325).jpg United Kingdom Currants, sultanas, and tea
Teacake Teacake.jpg United Kingdom Currants and sultanas
Three chocolates cake Spain A cake made with three different types of chocolate: white chocolate, milked chocolate, and black chocolate
Tiramisu Tiramisu Fanes.jpg Italy A dessert consisting of several layers of ladyfingers (Savoiardi) dipped in espresso and Marsala, and a cream made from mascarpone, eggs and sugar. Traditionally sprinkled with cocoa powder and served chilled.
Tompouce Tom Pouce Dutch pastry.JPG Netherlands Cream, icing
Torta caprese Torta caprese.jpg Capri, Italy Flourless chocolate cake made with almonds or walnuts.
Torta alla Monferrina Monferrato, Italy An autumn speciality of the Monferrato hills in north-west Italy, is a cake made from pumpkin, apples and sugar, with dried figs, amaretti, chocolate, eggs, and rum, and baked in the oven.
Torta setteveli Palermo, Sicily, Italy Seven-layer cake including chocolate and hazelnuts.
Torta Tre Monti Italy (San Marino) Hazelnuts
Træstammer[35] Træstammer 3.jpg Denmark Literally "wooden-logs". Trøffelmasse (crumbled cakes, cocoa-powder, sugar, butter, rum), marzipan and chocolate Sweden has a similar cake known as Punsch-rolls.
Tres leches cake Tres Leches.jpg Mexico
Costa Rica
Sponge cake soaked with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or sour cream
Tunis cake Scotland
Northern Ireland
Chocolate and marzipan
Ube cake Ube cake (20018687044).jpg Philippines A traditional Filipino chiffon cake or sponge cake made with ube halaya (mashed purple yam).
Ul boov Mongolian Cuisine at World Heritage Cuisine Summit & Food Festival 2018 (15).jpg Mongolia A cake made with sheep fat
Upside-down cake Pineapple-upside-down-cake.jpg United Kingdom A cake that is flipped upside-down before serving. Usually made with fruit, particularly pineapple.
Victoria sponge cake Cake from WHR(P).jpg United Kingdom A cake that was named after Queen Victoria, who was known to enjoy a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea. It is often referred to simply as "sponge cake", though it contains additional fat. A typical Victoria sponge consists of raspberry jam and whipped double cream or vanilla cream. The jam and cream are sandwiched between two sponge cakes; the top of the cake is not iced or decorated apart from a dusting of icing sugar. The Women's Institute publishes a variation on the Victoria sandwich that has raspberry jam as the filling and is dusted with caster sugar, not icing sugar.
Vínarterta Vínarterta.JPG Iceland A multi-layered cake made from dough and plum jam
Wedding cake Whitweddingcake.jpg Unknown (Possibly Mexico) A traditional cake that is served at wedding receptions following dinner. In the UK, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast, a shared meal held after the ceremony (not necessarily in the morning). In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception.
Welsh cake Closeup of Welsh cakes, February 2009.jpg United Kingdom (Wales) Currants
White cake Made without egg yolks and is often vanilla flavoured
Wingko Wingko Babat Semarang.JPG Indonesia A traditional cake made mainly of coconut and other ingredients.
Whoopie pies Whoopiepies1.jpg United States Cocoa, vanilla
Wine cake Colombia Wine
Yema cake Yema cake (Philippines).jpg Philippines Chiffon cake with a custard filling known as yema.
Yule log Bûche de Noël chocolat framboise maison.jpg France Traditional dessert served near Christmas
Zuger Kirschtorte Zuger-Kirschtorte-Stueck-2013.jpg Switzerland Nut-meringue, sponge cake and butter cream and is flavoured with cherry brandy kirschwasser.
Zuppa Inglese 2 Zuppa inglese.jpg Italy Sponge cake or savoiardi, Alchermes, custard

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