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"Cut the Cake" is a song written and performed by Average White Band. It reached #7 on the U.S. R&B chart, #10 on the U.S. pop chart, #13 on the U.S. dance chart, and #31 on the UK Singles Chart in 1975.[1] It was featured on their 1975 album Cut the Cake.[2]

"Cut the Cake"
Single by Average White Band
from the album Cut the Cake
B-side"Person to Person"
ReleasedMarch 25, 1975 (1975-03-25)
GenreBlue-eyed soul
Songwriter(s)Average White Band
Producer(s)Arif Mardin
Average White Band singles chronology
"Pick Up the Pieces"
"Cut the Cake"
"If I Ever Lose This Heaven"

The song was arranged by Roger Ball and produced by Arif Mardin.[3]

The song nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1976 Grammy Awards, but it lost to "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire.

The song ranked #70 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1975.[4]

AWB re-released the song in 1986 where it reached #34 on the U.S. R&B chart and #45 on the UK Singles Chart.

Other versionsEdit

  • Jeff Golub released a version of the song on the 2002 various artists album KKSF 103.7 - Sampler 13: Smooth Jazz.[5]



  1. ^ "Average White Band, "Cut the Cake" Chart Positions". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Average White Band, Cut the Cake". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Average White Band, "Cut the Cake" Single Release". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1975". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "KKSF 103.7 - Sampler 13: Smooth Jazz". Retrieved April 9, 2019.