List of Cakes

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 United Kingdom Sponge cake, cream.
Angel food cake United States Vanilla and cream of tartar
Apple cake Unknown Apple
Aranygaluska Hungary or Romania Yeasty dough; vanilla custard
Bakewell tart United Kingdom Almond, and raspberry jam; is often topped with icing. May be given additional ingredients, such as glace cherries in the case of cherry bakewells, lemon in the case of lemon bakewells or toffee in the case of toffee bakewells.
Ballokume Albania Cornflour,butter,sugar and vanillia
Boston cream pie United States Egg custard, chocolate
Banana cake/bread United States Banana, sometimes nuts and chocolate
Banoffee pie United Kingdom Bananas, toffee, biscuits
Bara brith United Kingdom (Wales) Raisins, currants and candied peel
Battenberg cake United Kingdom Marzipan and apricot jam
Baumkuchen Germany Varies
Bibingka Philippines Coconut milk and rice flour
Bienenstich (Bee Sting) Germany Almonds, honey, custard cream
Birthday cake Unknown Varies, usually chocolate or sponge, and is often topped with

icing and candles

Black Forest cake, often known as "Black Forest gâteau" Germany Cherries, kirsch, and chocolate
Buccellato Sicily Honey, marsala, aniseed, and raisins
Budapestlängd Sweden Rolled meringue-hazelnut cake filled with whipped cream and pieces of canned peach, apricot or mandarin orange.
Bundt cake United States Varies, often chocolate
Butter cake United Kingdom Butter
Butterfly cake United Kingdom Varies
Carrot cake Denmark Carrots
Cheesecake Cream cheese and pastry; may come in a variety of flavours.
Chiffon cake United States Vegetable oil
Chocolate cake Unknown Chocolate
Christmas cake 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".
Coffee cake Germany Cinnamon
Croquembouche France Caramel, almond, and chocolate
Cupcake Worldwide Varies; is usually topped with icing, but the colour of the icing may vary (is sometimes topped with chocolate flavoured icing in which the case the icing will be brown, is sometimes lemon, and is sometimes orange).
Dacquoise France Almonds, hazelnut, and chocolate
Date and walnut loaf United Kingdom Dates, walnuts, treacle, and tea
Date square Probably Canada 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 United States Chocolate and/or cocoa, and baking soda
Dobos cake Hungary Spongecake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with thin caramel slices
Dundee cake United Kingdom (Scotland) Fruit cake with almonds on it
Eccles cake United Kingdom Currants
Esterhazy torte Hungary, Austria chocolate buttercream, sponge cake
Fat rascal United Kingdom Dried fruit, peel, oats
Flourless chocolate cake Unknown Chocolate
French Fancy United Kingdom Fondant, cream
Frog cake Australia Cream, icing
Fruitcake Caribbean Candied fruit; many versions of the fruit cake contain currants, sultanas and glace cherries.
Funing big cake Funing County, Jiangsu province, China. Its raw materials are traditionally comprised of sticky rice, white sugar and refined lard. Due to health concerns associated with lard consumption, sometimes vegetable oil is used instead of lard.
Genoa cake Probably Genoa Sultanas, raisins, glacé Cherries
Genoise (Genoese cake) Probably Genoa Whole egg
Gingerbread Probably United Kingdom Ginger
Gooey butter cake United States Butter
Hot milk cake Probably United States Milk, and mocha
Ice cream cake Unknown Ice cream
Jaffa Cakes United Kingdom Orange juice
Kabuni Albania Rice, butter, mutton broth, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, cloves
Kendal Mint Cake United Kingdom Peppermint
Kiev cake Ukraine two airy layers of meringue with hazelnuts, chocolate glaze, and a buttercream-like filling
King cake France, Spain Sugar, cinnamon, milk, and butter
Kladdkaka Sweden Chocolate
Kouign-amann Brittany, France Butter
Kransekake Denmark, Norway Almonds, sugar, egg whites
Lady Baltimore Cake United States Dried Fruit, Nuts, Frosting
Lamington Australia Chocolate icing, and desiccated coconut
Layer cake Yolk, sugar, butter, flour
Lemon cake Unknown Lemon
Madeira cake United Kingdom Butter and sugar
Magdalenas Spain Eggs, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, unbleached white flower, lemon zest, baking powder and milk
Mantecada Northern Spain Eggs, flour, sugar and butter (cow fat in the Mantecadas de Astorga; corn flour in Colombia)
Marble cake Denmark Mixture of flavours including vanilla, coffee, and/or chocolate
Mille-feuille 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 United States Chocolate.
Mooncake China Varies
Muffin Unknown Varies
Opera cake France Ganache, sponge cake, and coffee syrup
Orange and polenta cake Italy Oranges and polenta
Pampepato Italy Varies, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
Panettone Italy Raisins, orange peel, and lemon peel
Parkin United Kingdom Treacle and oats
Pavlova Australia/New Zealand Egg white and sugar (meringue); named after Anna Pavlova
Petits fours France Butter cream
Pineapple upside-down cake United Kingdom Pineapple
Pontefract cake United Kingdom Liquorice
Pound cake United Kingdom Butter, sugar
Prinsesstårta 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 Germany Sponge cake, buttercream and dark chocolate glaze
Pumpkin bread United States Pumpkin, sometimes chocolate
Punschkrapfen Austria Cake crumbs, nougat chocolate, apricot jam, and rum
Queen Elisabeth cake Quebec, Canada Coconut, dates
Qumeshtore me pete Albania cream vanillia,syrup,juice lemon and lemon skin
Red bean cake Japan and China Azuki bean and red bean paste
Red velvet cake United States red colouring and cocoa
Rum cake Caribbean Rum, dried fruit
Ruske kape Bosnia and Serbia Chocolate, and coconut
Sachertorte Austria Apricot, and cream
Šakotis Lithuanian-Polish Traditional cake created by painting layers of dough onto a rotating spit while being baked.
Salzburger Nockerl Austria Egg yolk, flour and milk
Sesame seed cake Sesame seeds, often with honey as a sweetener
Simnel cake United Kingdom Marzipan and dried fruit
Soufflé France Cream sauce or purée with beaten egg whites
Spekkoek Dutch East Indies Multi-layered, containing cinnamon, clove, mace and anise.
Spice cake United States Predominant flavorings include spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and/or mace
Sponge cake United Kingdom Flour, sugar and eggs.
St. Honoré cake France Caramel and Chiboust cream
Stack cake United States Varies
Streuselkuchen Germany Streusel (butter, flour and sugar)
Sultana and cherry cake United Kingdom Sultanas and glace cherries
Suncake Taiwan Flaky pastry
Swiss roll United Kingdom, not Switzerland as the name implies Jam and creamy filling; may come in different colours.
Tarte Tatin France Apple
Tea loaf United Kingdom Currants, sultanas and tea
Teacake United Kingdom Currants and sultanas
Tiramisu Italy Savoiardi and espresso
Tompouce Netherlands Cream, icing
Torta Tre Monti San Marino Hazelnuts
Tres leches cake Costa Rica, Mexico or Nicaragua Evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or sour cream
Tunis cake Chocolate and marzipan
Upside-down cake United Kingdom Varies
Victoria sponge cake United Kingdom Varies
Wedding cake Unknown Varies
Welsh cake United Kingdom (Wales) Currants
Whoopie pies United States Cocoa, vanilla
Wine cake Colombia Wine
Yōkan Japan Red bean paste

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