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 cakes contain some kind of flour, egg and sugar, and 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 Arany-galuska.jpg Hungary, Romania A cake with yeasty dough and vanilla custard
Babka Baba or babka wielkanocna.jpg Poland Easter Cake with icing
Ballokume Albania Corn flour, butter, sugar and vanilla
Basbousa Basboosa.jpg Somalia A traditional Somali 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.
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 A kind of layered cake and a traditional dessert that is in many countries throughout Europe and it is also a popular snack and dessert in Japan. The characteristic rings that appear when sliced resemble tree rings, and give the cake its German name, Baumkuchen, which literally translates to "tree cake".
Bibingka Large bibinka.jpg Philippines Coconut milk and rice flour
Bienenstich (Bee Sting) Bienenstich.jpg Germany Almonds, honey, custard cream
Birthday cake Birthday cake.jpg Unknown A cake that has various ingredients, 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
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.
Brownie Chocolate brownie.jpg United States, Canada A flat, baked square or bar developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized in both the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the 20th century.
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 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.
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.
Cassata Cassata siciliana.jpg Italy Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, 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 withcandied fruit depicting cherries and slices of citrus fruit characteristic of Sicily.
Carrot cake Carrot cake.jpg United Kingdom Carrots
Cheesecake Greece 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.)
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".
Cinco leches cake Mexico A cake that consists of five milks.
Coconut cake 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
Cremeschnitte Kremna rezina.jpg Slovenia, Croatia, Germany 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.
Croquembouche Croquembouche wedding cake.jpg France Caramel, almond, and chocolate
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. People named it as Crystal Cake, because its filling shines brightly, and its appearance is glittering and translucent, like a crystal.
Cuatro leches cake Spain, Mexico A cake that consists of four milks and it is similar to the tres leches cake.
Cupcake Chocolate cupcakes.jpg Unknown A small cake with various ingredients, 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 A sponge cake that is layered with chocolate butter cream and topped with thin caramel slices
Dundee cake Dundee cake.jpg United Kingdom (Scotland) Fruit cake with almonds on it but without glace cherries.
Eccles cake Eccles cake.jpg United Kingdom Zante currants
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.
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 A small French cake. The financier is light and moist, similar to sponge cake, and usually contains almond flour, crushed or ground almonds, or almond flavoring. The distinctive feature of the recipe is beurre noisette (brown butter). Other ingredients include egg whites, flour, and powdered sugar. They are baked in shaped molds, usually small rectangular loaves similar in size to petits fours. In terms of texture, it is springy with a crisp, eggshell-like exterior.
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
Fragelité Konditor kager 1.JPG Denmark Meringue, almonds, butter, coffee
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
Goose Breast Flickr - cyclonebill - Gåsebryst.jpg Denmark A cream cake known as Gåsebryst in Denmark. A Danish pastry bottom, topped with whipped cream, custard and jam, wrapped in marzipan.
Hash brownies KCCS Cookie.JPG Netherlands, Belgium Also known as space cakes, are bakery products made using one of the forms of cannabis, including hashish.
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 A biscuit-sized cake introduced by MacVitie and Price in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa Cakes are circular, 2 1⁄2 inches (64 mm) in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavored jelly and a coating of chocolate.
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
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
Various nuts and raisins
Kransekake Kransekake.jpg Denmark, Norway Almonds, sugar, egg whites
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.
Krowka Boza krowka.jpg Poland Chocolate, sponge base, caramel and coconut
Lady Baltimore Cake United States Dried fruit, nuts, frosting
Lamanki or Klamäti Łamańce.JPG Poland Chocolate, cinnamon
Lamington Lamington.png Australia Chocolate icing, and desiccated coconut
Layer cake Meyer lemon chiffon cake, chocolate.jpg Unknown 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 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 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).
Muffin Muffins in oven.jpg Unknown 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.
Napoleonshat Napoleonshat.jpg Denmark A marzipan based cake, shaped like a Napoleon's Hat and dipped in dark chocolate.
Napeleonskake Norway, Denmark, Iceland A cake that is similar to tompouce, but it has different flavors like caramel or carob.
Nasturtium cake Spain A cake made primarily with egg yolk and syrup. The cake is usually presented in a cylindrical shape or a rectangle, depending on the mold. This is a cake that is made by a water bath. It can often be served at room temperature.
Oponki or Paczki Tisto.jpg Poland Round spongy yeast cake with sweet topping and other chocolate
Opera cake Tartine bakery opera cake in 2007.jpg France Ganache, sponge cake, and coffee syrup
Orange and polenta cake Italy Oranges and polenta
Othellolagkage Othello-lagkager.jpg Denmark A layer cake with sponge cake, cream, chocolate, raspberry, egg, vanilla, marzipan,
Paczki Polish paczki.jpg Poland Round cake with spongy yeast containing strawberry, liqueur, budyn and ( sweet ) cheese and other chocolate
Pancake Blueberry pancakes (1).jpg Ancient Rome Flat, round cake, made with eggs, milk, and plain flour
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
Plum cake Plum cake 08 ies.jpg United Kingdom (England) Referred to fruitcake prepared with raisins and currants in England since around 1700. Today it refers to a cake prepared with plum as a primary ingredient.
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 Elizabeth 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 Rum cake.jpg Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago 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 Šakotis 3799.jpg Lithuania, Poland 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
Seis leches cake Mexico, Spain A cake that was invented with six milks.
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 Unknown 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 United Kingdom (Scotland) Savory cheesecake containing smoked salmon
Smörgåstårta Smorgatarta.JPG Sweden, Estonia, Finland A cake that literally means "sandwich-cake" or "sandwich gateau" and it is a Scandinavian cuisine dish that is popular in Sweden, Estonia (as "võileivatort") and Finland (as "voileipäkakku"). This savoury cake is compositionally similar to a sandwich, but it has such a large amount of filling that it more resembles a layered cream cake with garnished top.
Snowball cake Hostess-Sno-Ball-WS.jpg United States Marshmallow and coconut frosting
Snow skin mooncake SnowSkinMooncake1.JPG Hong Kong, China 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.
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
Spit cake Kürtőskalács Budapest 2008.jpg A term for hollow, cylindrical cakes prepared in several countries
Sponge cake Sponge cake.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.
Streuselkuchen Streuselkuchen7.jpg Germany Streusel (butter, flour and sugar)
Studenterbrød Studenterbrød 2.jpg Denmark Trøffelmasse (crumbled cakes, cocoa-powder, sugar, butter, liquor), raspberry and chocolate.
Sultana and cherry cake United Kingdom Sultanas and glace cherries
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 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 Teacake.jpg 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 Scotland, Northern Ireland Chocolate and marzipan
Træstammer 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.
Upside-down cake Pineapple-upside-down-cake.jpg United Kingdom A cake that various ingredients like kiwi fruit or guava.
Victoria sponge cake Cake from WHR(P).jpg United Kingdom A cake that was named after the 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.
Wedding cake Whitweddingcake.jpg Unknown A traditional cake that is served at wedding receptions following dinner. In some parts of England, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast, on the morning following the ceremony. In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception.
Welsh cake Wesh cakes.jpg United Kingdom (Wales) Currants
Whoopie pies Whoopiepies1.jpg United States Cocoa, vanilla
Wine cake Colombia Wine


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