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.

Cakes edit

Name Picture Origin Distinctive ingredients and description
Amandine   Romania A chocolate layered cake filled with chocolate, caramel and fondant cream.
Amygdalopita Greece An almond cake made with ground almonds, flour, butter, egg and pastry cream.
Angel cake   United Kingdom[1] A type of layered sponge cake, often garnished with cream and food coloring.
Angel food cake   United States A type of sponge cake made with egg whites, sugar, flour, vanilla, and a whipping agent such as cream of tartar.
Apple cake   Germany A cake featuring apples, occasionally topped with caramel icing.
Applesauce cake   Early colonial times in the New England Colonies of the Northeastern United States[2] A cake that is prepared using applesauce, flour, and sugar as primary ingredients.
Aranygaluska   Hungary A cake with yeasty dough and vanilla custard.
Babka   Poland and Ukraine A sweet braided cake which originated in Jewish communities.
Babka Wielkanocna   Poland An Easter cake with icing.
Ballokume[3]   Albania A cake made with corn flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Banana bread   United States A sweet bread made with bananas, sometimes with the addition of nuts or chocolate.
Banana cake   United States A cake featuring banana as a primary ingredient.
Bánh bò   Vietnam A spongey cake with honeycomb-like structures, typically made with coconut milk, rice flour, water and sugar.
Bánh cáy   Vietnam Vietnamese dessert made in the Thái Bình Province of northern Vietnam. It is made of sticky rice, sugar, gac or gardenia, sesame, carrots, mandarin orange peel, and lard.
Bánh cốm   Vietnam Vietnamese dessert made from flattened and chewy green rice and mung bean.
Bánh gai   Vietnam Vietnamese dessert made from sticky rice, ramie leaf and mung bean.
Bara brith   United Kingdom (Wales) A Welsh tea bread flavored with raisins, currants and candied peel.
Basbousa   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 contain orange flower water or rose water.
Batik cake   Malaysia A non-baked cake dessert made by mixing broken Marie biscuits with a chocolate sauce or runny custard.
Battenberg cake   United Kingdom A sponge cake held together by jam and covered in marzipan.
Baumkuchen   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, which literally translates to "tree cake".
Beer cake   Ireland Any cake prepared with beer as a main ingredient; pictured is a chocolate bundt cake infused with stout beer.
Berlingozzo   Lamporecchio, Pistoia, Italy A simple ring-shaped yeast cake to celebrate Carnival.
Better than sex cake   United States A chocolate or yellow cake with a moist, filled center, covered with whipped cream.
Bibikkan   Sri Lanka A cake 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   Philippines A traditional rice cake from the Philippines made with ground glutinous rice and coconut milk.
Bienenstich (Bee Sting)   Germany A yeast cake with a topping of caramelized almonds and filled with cream.
Birthday Cake   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 would have nine candles).
Biscoff cake   United States and Europe A cake that incorporates Lotus Biscoff cookies.[4]
Bizcocho Dominicano   Dominican Republic A cake with a moist, airy texture and meringue frosting.
Black Forest cake, often known as "Black Forest gâteau" or "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte"   Germany A cake featuring cherries, kirsch, and chocolate. Typically, there is one bottom layer of chocolate shortcrust and two layers of chocolate sponge cake; the cake is then filled with cherry jam and whipped cream.
Blackout cake, sometimes known as "Brooklyn Blackout cake"   Brooklyn, United States A chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs.
Bolo de mel   Madeira Islands A sweet, heavy cake made with molasses or honey, often with walnuts and almonds. The name translates to "honey cake".
Boston cream pie   United States A yellow cake filled with custard and topped with some form of chocolate.
Brazil nut cake Brazil A cake prepared using Brazil nuts as a primary ingredient; it is common in the Amazon region of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru
Brazo de Mercedes   Philippines A traditional Filipino meringue roll with a custard filling typically dusted with powdered sugar.
Broyé poitevin   Poitou, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France A simple butter cake.
Bublanina   Czech Republic A sweet kneaded bun with fruit embedded into the top of the pastry.
Buccellato   Sicily A circular cake containing nuts and candied fruit, traditionally associated with Christmas.
Buche de Noel   France A traditional Christmas cake made to resemble a log, commonly decorated with confections shaped as various woodland items such as mushrooms, snow and berries. Also known as a yule log.
Budapestlängd[5]   Sweden A rolled meringue-hazelnut cake filled with whipped cream and pieces of canned peach, apricot, or mandarin orange.
Buko pandan cake   Philippines A sponge or chiffon cake flavored with extracts from boiled pandan leaves and frosted with cream and young coconut or macapuno strips
Bundt cake   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. Bundt cakes are not generally associated with any single recipe, but they are often made with chocolate.
Bustrengo   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   United Kingdom A cake featuring butter as one of the main ingredients.
Butterfly cake   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   Germany A simple buttery and sweet German cake baked on a tray.[6]
Carrot cake   United Kingdom A moist, dense, sweet cake made with carrots. Variations include Rüblitorte, a classic Swiss carrot cake made from a sponge cake with carrots and hazelnuts or almonds, glazed with a sugar glaze, and decorated with small marzipan carrots.
Cassata   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   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   Philippines A traditional Filipino moist cake made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on top.
Castagnaccio   Italy A plain chestnut flour cake.
Castella   Japan A moist spongecake made with flour, sugar, eggs, and mizuame.
Caterpillar cake   United Kingdom A chocolate Swiss roll decorated to look like a caterpillar.
Charlotte (cake)   France A cake prepared firstly by lining a mold with bread, sponge cake, or biscuits; this base is then filled with fruit puree or custard.
Cheesecake   Ancient Greece
United States
A dessert with a thin base made from crushed biscuits and 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.
Chestnut cake   France A cake prepared using chestnuts or water chestnuts as a main ingredient. It is also dish in Chinese cuisine.[7]
Chhena poda   India (Odisha) A cake made from milk solids and semolina. The milk solids, known as chhena, are the main ingredient; it is a specialty of the state of Odisha in India.
Chiffon cake   United States A light, airy cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and flour.
Chocolate cake   Unknown (Possibly United States & Canada) A cake that features chocolate as a primary flavor.
Chocotorta   Argentina A cake made with chocolate cookies, dulce de leche, and cream cheese.
Christmas cake   United Kingdom A cake flavored with dried fruit such as sultanas or raisins, as well as ingredients such as cinnamon, treacle, cherries, and almond; it is often topped with decorative icing.
Clementine cake   Australia A cake prepared with clementine as a primary ingredient.
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   Germany A single-layer cake flavored with cinnamon and topped with a crumb topping, meant to be eaten with coffee.
Coffee and walnut cake   United Kingdom A sponge cake made with coffee and walnuts.
Cookie Cake   United States Cookie batter baked in a cake pan, topped with frosting and served in the style of traditional cake.
Cornbread   United States
Central America
South America
A cake containing wheat flour, cornmeal, sugar, and a fat such as lard or butter.
Cozonac   Bulgaria, Romania A traditional sweet leavened bread rich in eggs, milk, butter and sugar, with various fillings.
Crema de fruta   Philippines A traditional Filipino fruitcake made with layers of sponge cake, sweet custard or whipped cream, gelatin or gulaman, and various preserved or fresh fruits, including mangoes, pineapples, cherries, and strawberries. Also has a very popular no-bake variant, the mango float.
Cremeschnitte   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   China A traditional dessert in China, first invented during the Song Dynasty. Its name is derived from the shine of its filling and overall appearance.
Cuatro leches cake[8][9]   Spain A cake made with four milks,[10] similar to the tres leches cake.
Cuca   Brazil A dry, flat cake made of eggs, wheat and butter, with various toppings and fillings.
Cucumber cake Goa A cake prepared with cucumber as a primary ingredient. It is a popular dish in Goan cuisine.
Cupcake   United States A small cake with various ingredients, usually topped with icing.
Dacquoise   France A cake typically made with almond and hazelnut meringue.
Dadar gulung   Indonesia A traditional coconut pancake filled with grated coconut and palm sugar.
Date and walnut loaf   United Kingdom A sweet bread made with dates, walnuts, treacle, and tea.
Date square   Canada (probably) A dessert formed from a layer of minced dates with oat crumble; it's also known as matrimonial cake.
Depression cake   United States A cake made without milk, sugar, butter, or eggs.
Devil's food cake   United States A dark, heavy chocolate layer cake.
Doberge cake   New Orleans, United States A layered cake with custard filling adapted by local baker Beulah Ledner from the Hungarian Dobos torte.
Dobos cake   Hungary A sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with thin caramel slices.
Dundee cake   United Kingdom (Scotland) A fruit cake without glacé cherries topped with almonds.
Dutch carnival cake   Netherlands A traditional Dutch delicacy similar to gingerbread cake.
Eccles cake   United Kingdom A pastry filled with currants.
Eierschecke   Saxony and Thuringia (Germany) A sheet cake made of yeast dough topped with apple, quark curd, and poppy seeds; parts of it are covered with a glaze made of cream, whole egg, sugar, and flour.
Esterházy torte   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   Corsica A small cake of brocciu cheese baked on a chestnut leaf.
Fanta cake (Fantakuchen)   Germany A sponge cake made using Fanta or sparkling mineral water.
Fat rascal   United Kingdom A pastry made from dried fruit, candied peel, and oats.
Faworki   Poland A sweet crisp cake in the shape of a bow.
Fig cake   Egypt A cake prepared with fig as a primary ingredient.
Financier   France A small molded almond flour and beurre noisette cake.
Flan cake   Philippines A chiffon or sponge cake baked with a layer of leche flan (crème caramel) on top and drizzled with caramel syrup.
Flourless chocolate cake   United States A dense, gluten-free cake prepared with chocolate.
Fondant Fancy   United Kingdom A small sponge cake topped with fondant icing.
Fragelité[11]   Denmark[11] A cake made with meringue, almonds, butter, and coffee.
Frankfurter Kranz (Frankfurt Crown Cake)   Germany A sponge cake filled with buttercream icing and red jam (typically strawberry, blackcurrant or cherry); it is then topped with brittle nuts, toasted almond flakes and/or ground hazelnuts.
Frog cake   Australia A sponge cake decorated with cream and fondant so that it looks like a frog's head
Fruitcake   Ancient Rome A rich cake with candied fruit and spices; many versions of the cake contain currants, sultanas, and glacé cherries.
Fudge cake   A chocolate cake containing fudge.
Funing big cake China (Funing County, Jiangsu province) A cake made with sticky rice, white sugar, and refined lard. Due to health concerns associated with lard consumption, sometimes vegetable oil is used instead of lard.[12]
Funnel cake   United States A choux pastry with powdered sugar or other toppings, usually fruit.
Garash cake   Bulgaria A chocolate cake made with walnuts, egg whites, and powdered sugar.
Gâteau magique   France A cake with distinctive layers of custard, cream, and sponge that form while baking.
Gâteau nantais   Nantes
A pound cake with almonds and rum.
Genoa cake   Italy (Genoa, probably) A cake made with sultanas, raisins, and glacé cherries.
Genoise (Genoese cake)   Italy (Genoa, probably) A sponge cake made with a whole egg.
German Chocolate Cake   United States A chocolate cake with a coconut-pecan filling and chocolate frosting.
Ghevar   India A disc-shaped cake made from flour and ghee, soaked in sugar syrup, and topped with saffron, spices, and nuts.
Gingerbread   United Kingdom (probably) A cake typically flavored with spices such as ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Gooey butter cake   United States A flat, dense cake made with butter and frequently topped with powdered sugar.
Goose breast (Gåsebryst)[13]   Denmark[13] A cream cake known as Gåsebryst in Denmark.[13] It consists of a Danish pastry bottom that is topped with whipped cream, custard, and jam. These layers are then wrapped in marzipan.
Halloween cake   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   Germany A cake containing crushed biscuits or rice puffs.
Hevva cake   Cornwall, England A heavy cake containing raisins.
Hot milk cake[14]   United States (probably) A butter sponge cake made with scalded milk.
Hummingbird cake   Jamaica A cake made with bananas, pineapples, pecans, vanilla, and various spices.
Ice cream cake   Unknown (Possibly United States) A cake with at least one layer of ice cream.
Jaffa Cakes   United Kingdom A biscuit-sized cake introduced by McVitie 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   Java, Indonesia Traditional Javanese cakes sold in Javanese markets.[15]
Joffre cake   Romania A chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache.
Kabuni Albania[16] A traditional Albanian dessert made from rice fried in butter, mutton broth, raisins, sugar, salt, and spices.
Kardinalschnitte [de]   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.[17]
Khanom bodin Thailand A dense cake made from wheat or Maida flour, fresh butter, and sweetened condensed milk.
Khanom farang kudi chin   Thailand A cake topped with raisins, dried sweet gourds, and white sugar.
King cake   France
A cake associated with Epiphany in many countries; its ingredients vary, but traditionally there is a fève hidden inside.
Kladdkaka   Sweden A dense Swedish chocolate cake lacking baking powder.
Klepon   Indonesia A dessert formed from traditional green-colored balls of rice cake filled with liquid palm sugar and coated in grated coconut.
Kliņģeris[18]   Latvia[18] A type of pretzel-shaped pastry.
Kołacz   Poland A ceremonial sweet bread that may have fillings such as cheese or dried plum.
Kouign-amann   France (Brittany) A sweet cake made with laminated dough.
Kornigou Brittany, France A fruit cake in the shape of antlers.
Kransekake   Denmark
A layered ring cake made from almonds, sugar, and egg whites.
Krantz cake   Israel[19][20] (Ashkenazi) A yeasted cake with a chocolate or poppy seed filling.
Kremówka   Germany, Slovakia A Polish type of cream pie. It is made of two layers of puff pastry, filled with whipped cream, creamy buttercream, custard cream, or egg white cream; it is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar, but it also can be decorated with cream or covered with a layer of icing.
Kue cubit   Indonesia A small cake eaten as a snack.
Kue lapis   Indonesia A traditional cake of colorful layered soft rice flour pudding.
Kue mangkok   Indonesia A traditional steamed cupcake. The ingredients include flour, rice flour, tapioca, yeast, eggs, coconut milk, sugar and salt.
Kutia   Poland
A ceremonial grain dish that can include nuts and raisins.
Kyiv cake   Ukraine A cake composed of two airy layers of meringue filled with hazelnuts, chocolate glaze, and buttercream.
Lady Baltimore cake   Southern United States (its exact origins are disputed) A white layer cake filled with fruits and nuts and covered with a fluffy frosting.
Lamington   Australia A dessert made with squares of cake covered with chocolate sauce and desiccated coconut.
Lane cake   United States A bourbon-laced cake with a fruit and nut filling.
Lardy cake   England A traditional rich spiced form of bread made with freshly rendered lard, flour, sugar, spices, currants and raisins
Layer cake   Unknown (Possibly United States) A category of dessert that involves stacked layers of cake held together by some type of filling.
Lekach   Ancient Egypt, Rome and the Middle East, Germany Honey-sweetened cake made by Jews, especially for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
Lemon cake   Unknown, but likely England[21] A cake with a lemon flavor.[22][23]
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   New Zealand A log-shaped cake made from malt biscuits, butter, sweetened condensed milk and fruit puffs, usually rolled in coconut.
Madeira cake   United Kingdom A light butter cake usually flavored with lemon. Sometimes confused with Bolo de mel cakes, which are actually made in Madeira using a completely different recipe.
Madeleine   Lorraine, France A small shell-shaped sponge cake.
Magdalena   Spain A Spanish muffin or cupcake variation, typically flavored with lemon.
Makowiec   Poland A poppy seed cake normally decorated with icing and orange zest.
Mané pelado   Brazil A creamy cake made of yuca, coconut, and cheese.
Mango cake   Philippines A chiffon cake or roll topped with mango cream frosting and fresh Carabao mango slices.
Mango float   Philippines A dessert similar to tiramisu made with layers of broas or graham crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe Carabao mangos (other fruits can also be used). It is a no-bake version of the crema de fruta.
Mantecada   Spain A square, spongy pastry.
Marble cake   Germany A vanilla, coffee, or chocolate butter cake wherein two differently colored batters are swirled together to show a marble-like pattern.
Marjolaine France A long and rectangular variation on the dacquoise that combines almond and hazelnut meringue layers with chocolate buttercream.
Mazurek   Poland An Easter cake with a short pastry base and various toppings.
Medivnyk   Ukraine Ukrainian honey cake containing buckwheat honey, wheat flour and spices.
Medovik   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 or condensed milk.
Merveilleux   Belgium Two light meringues welded and covered with whipped cream and dusted with chocolate shavings.
Mille-feuille   France A cake consisting of 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. This cake is also known as a Napoleon.
Mimosa cake   Italy First created in Rieti in the 1950s,[24] the name comes from the small pieces of sponge cake scattered on the surface, which resemble mimosa flowers in shape.
Misérable cake   Belgium A traditional Belgian almond sponge cake.
Molten chocolate cake   France/United States A popular dessert that combines the elements of a flourless chocolate cake and a soufflé. It is also known as a lava cake.
Mooncake   China A Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Moravian sugar cake   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.
Napoleonskake [da; no; sv][25][self-published source]   Norway
A cake that is similar to tompouce, with different flavors like caramel or carob.
Napoleonshat [da][26]   Denmark A marzipan based cake shaped like a Napoleon's Hat and dipped in dark chocolate.[26]
Nonnette   France A small gingerbread cake with honey and orange marmalade.
Onion cake   East Asia, Central Asia & Southeast Asia A savory or sweet cake prepared with onion as a primary ingredient.[27]
Opera cake   France A dessert with layers of ganache and sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup.
Oponki or Pączki   Poland A round, spongy yeast cake with a sweet topping.
Orange and polenta cake[28]   Italy A cake made with oranges and polenta.
Ostkaka   Sweden A Swedish cheesecake typically eaten with a jam or cordial sauce.
Othellolagkage[29]   Denmark[29] A layer cake with sponge cake, cream, chocolate, raspberry, egg, vanilla, and marzipan.
Pain d'épices   Reims and Alsace, France A French quick bread containing rye flour, honey, and spices.
Pain de Gênes   Genoa, France A cake made primarily from almond paste, eggs, and melted butter.
Pão de Ló[30]   Italy[30] A sponge cake traditionally made by Italian Jewish families for Passover.[31]
Pancake   United States, Canada A flat, round cake made with eggs, milk, and flour.
Pandan cake   Malaysia
A light, fluffy, green-colored sponge cake. The ingredients are flour, eggs, butter or margarine, sugar, and pandan leaf.
Panettone   Italy A sweet bread containing candied citrus and raisins.
Panpepato   Italy A round, sweet cake filled with nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, and pine nuts.
Paris–Brest   France A dessert made of choux pastry and praline flavored cream.
Parkin   United Kingdom A gingerbread cake made with treacle and oats.
Parrozzo   Abruzzo, Italy A cake made with semolina and almond flour and then covered with dark chocolate.
Pavlova   Australia
New Zealand
A cake named after Anna Pavlova and made with meringue.
Petit Gâteau   France A small chocolate cake that is usually served with ice cream.
Petits fours   France A French dessert made from sponge cake cut into small cubes and coated with fondant icing; the cake is sometimes filled with marzipan and/or jam.
Pryanik[32]   Poland[32] A type of gingerbread spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom.
Piñata Smash Cake   Mexico[33] A sponge cake with a candy and cream filling that is smashed open in a manner similar to a piñata.
Pineapple cake   Taiwan A Taiwanese sweet traditional pastry containing butter, flour, eggs, sugar, and pineapple jam or slices.
Plum cake   United Kingdom (England) The name plum cake has 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   Netherlands
A traditional batter treat made with yeast and buckwheat flour that resembles small, fluffy pancakes.
Pound cake   United Kingdom A cake traditionally made with a pound each of its four main ingredients (flour, butter, eggs, and sugar); today, ingredient proportions vary.
Princess cake   Sweden A cake with alternating layers of sponge cake and whipped cream followed a layer of fresh raspberries and a layer of custard; all these layers are topped with a layer of marzipan.
Prinzregententorte   Germany A torte consisting of at least six thin layers of sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and covered in dark chocolate glaze.
Punschkrapfen   Austria A dessert with a base of either cake crumbs or sponge cake that is then filled with nougat and jam and soaked with rum. It is covered with a thick rum sugar glaze and topped with chocolate and/or a cocktail cherry.
Puto   Philippines A dish consisting of steamed rice cakes, traditionally made from slightly fermented rice dough. They are eaten as is or as an accompaniment to a number of savory dishes.
Putu   Indonesia A traditional cylindrical-shaped and green-colored steamed cake. The cake is made of rice flour called suji and that is colored green with pandan extract, filled with palm sugar, steamed in bamboo tubes, and served with grated coconut.
Queen cake   United Kingdom A soft, muffin-sized cake that gained popularity around the early 18th century; it contains currants and is flavored with mace and orange or lemon water.
Queen Elizabeth cake Canada A moist date cake with a coconut topping.
Raisin cake   Germany A cake prepared with raisins as a primary ingredient.
Randalín   Iceland A multi-layered cake made from almond or cardamom biscuit and plum jam.
Red bean cake   Japan
A cake made with hardened red bean paste.
Red velvet cake   United States A soft chocolate cake that is colored red and topped with cream cheese icing.
Rock cake   United Kingdom A small, rough cake that typically includes flavorings such as currants and candied peel.
Rum baba   France, Italy A small yeast cake soaked with rum and sometimes filled with cream.
Rum cake   Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago A cake that traditionally contains dried fruit soaked in rum.
Ruske kape   Bosnia
A dessert consisting of alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate cake; this base is then topped with chocolate and decorated with coconut at the edges.
Sachertorte   Austria A sweet chocolate butter cake that is filled with apricot jam and frosted with chocolate fondant icing; it is traditionally served with whipped cream.
Sachima   China A pastry composed of strands of fried batter held together by sugar syrup.
Šakotis / Sękacz  
A traditional cake created by painting layers of dough onto a spit rotating over an open fire.
Sans rival   Philippines A cake composed of layers of buttercream, meringue, and chopped cashews.
Santiago cake   Spain (Galicia) An almond cake topped with a Santiago cross design in powdered sugar.
Serabi   Indonesia A traditional pancake that is made from rice flour with coconut milk or shredded coconut as an emulsifier and eaten with thick golden-brown coconut sugar syrup.
Sernik   Poland A Polish cheesecake made with twaróg.
Sesame seed cake   United States, Asia A cake made of sesame seeds, often with honey as a sweetener.
Sfouf   Lebanon An almond-semolina cake flavored with turmeric, sesame paste, anise, and pine nuts.
Sheet cake   United States A cake baked in a large, flat rectangular pan, such as a sheet or jelly roll pan.
Simnel cake   United Kingdom A layered fruitcake that includes marzipan.
Smith Island Cake   United States A dessert consisting of 8 to 15 thin layers of cake alternating with chocolate buttercream; condensed or evaporated milk is commonly used.
Smörgåstårta   Sweden
A Scandinavian "sandwich cake" with ingredients similar to a sandwich and a large enough amount of filling to make it resemble a layered cream cake.
Snow skin mooncake   Hong Kong A type of mooncake eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival that was developed by a bakery in Hong Kong as an alternative to traditional mooncakes, which are made with ingredients such as salted duck egg yolks and lotus seed paste that result in a high level of sugar and oil.
Snowball cake   United States A chocolate cake covered with marshmallow frosting and coconut flakes.
Soufflé   France Fluffy cakes that are traditionally served in the ramekins they were baked in and consist mostly of beaten eggs and sugar.
Spekkoek   Indonesia A multi-layered cake containing cinnamon, clove, mace, and anise.
Spettekaka   Scania and Halland, Sweden A Swedish variation on a spit cake made from potato flour.
Spice cake   North America A cake flavored with spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, or mace.
Spiku   Indonesia A cake with similar ingredients to a spekkoek that only has three layers of vanilla and chocolate cake.
Spit cake   Ancient Greece A term that can refer to any number of hollow, cylindrical cakes prepared on a rotating spit in several European countries.
Sponge cake   United Kingdom A light cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar.
St. Honoré cake   France A dessert consisting of a puff pastry base, a ring of pâte à choux, sugared profiteroles, and crème chiboust filling.
Stack cake   United States A stack of cakes made with molasses and layered with some form of apple filling.
Strawberry cake   United States
A cake that uses strawberry as a primary ingredient.
Streuselkuchen   Germany A yeast cake topped with streusel.
Suncake   Taiwan A popular Taiwanese dessert originally from the city of Taichung. The typical fillings consist of condensed malt sugar, and the cakes are usually sold in special gift boxes as souvenirs for visitors.
Swiss roll   United Kingdom
United States
A roll cake of varying colors filled with jam or some sort of cream; despite its name, the cake was not developed in Switzerland.
Tarte Tatin   France A dessert consisting of various fruits, such as apples or pears, that are caramelized in a pan and then topped with puff pastry and baked in the oven.
Tea loaf   United Kingdom A sweet bread containing currants and sultanas that are soaked in tea.
Teacake   United Kingdom A baked good meant to be eaten with tea.
Tiramisu   Italy A dessert consisting of several layers of ladyfingers dipped in espresso and occasionally alcohol such as Marsala wine and a cream made from mascarpone, eggs, and sugar. Traditionally sprinkled with cocoa powder and served chilled.
Tompouce   Netherlands A rectangular dessert made of two layers of puff pastry filled with yellow pastry cream and topped with smooth white icing.
Torta Barozzi   Italy A flourless chocolate cake flavored with rum, coffee, and almonds.
Torta caprese   Capri, Italy A chocolate cake made with almonds or hazelnuts.
Torta alla Monferrina Monferrato, Italy An autumn cake made from pumpkin, apples and sugar and flavored with dried figs, amaretti, chocolate, and rum.
Torta della nonna
Italy Torta della nonna is a dessert typical of the region of Tuscany in Italy. It is a sweet pastry cake filled with vanilla-flavored custard and covered with pine nuts and confectioner's sugar.
Torta delle rose   Italy A Mantuan and Brescian cake that is made with leavened dough rich in butter and sugar. The dough is rolled up and placed in the baking tin so that it takes the cake's characteristic shape of a basket of rosebuds, hence the name.[34]
Torta setteveli Palermo, Sicily, Italy A seven-layer cake that includes chocolate and hazelnuts.
Torta Tre Monti Italy (San Marino) A cake with alternating layers of thin wafers and chocolate or hazelnut cream.
Træstammer[35]   Denmark A log-shaped cake made from cocoa powder, sugar, butter, rum, marzipan, and chocolate.
Tres leches cake   Mexico
Costa Rica
A sponge cake soaked with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy or sour cream.
Tunis cake   Scotland
Northern Ireland
A Madeira cake covered with a thick layer of chocolate and decorated with marzipan.
Tuxedo cake Unknown A sheet or circular cake with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, whipping cream and sometimes a layer of vanilla sponge cake. The dark and light colours of the cake are meant to resemble a tuxedo.
Twinkie   United States [A Twinkie is an American snack cake, described as "golden sponge cake with a creamy filling".].
Ube cake   Philippines A traditional Filipino chiffon cake or sponge cake made with ube halaya.
Ul boov   Mongolia A layered biscuit stamped with a unique design and served with aaruul.
Upside-down cake   United Kingdom A cake baked with its toppings (usually fruit such as pineapples) at the bottom of the pan. Before serving, the cake is flipped to be right-side up.
Vestfirskar hveitikökur Iceland The Icelandic Westfjords wheatcakes are eaten both everyday and for festive occasions, but many consider them indispensable during Christmas. In the past, they were baked or fried on stoves like flat cakes, but today most people use a pan or a pancake pan and let them bake or toast in the dry pan.[36]
Victoria sponge cake   United Kingdom A cake named after Queen Victoria, typically consisting of jam and whipped double cream or vanilla cream sandwiched between two sponge cakes; the top of the cake is decorated with a dusting of icing sugar.
Wacky cake   Unknown (Possibly the United Kingdom or the United States) A cake made without eggs, butter or milk. Wacky cake may have been created as the result of rationing during World War II, when milk and eggs were scarce.[37] The eggless batter means that the structure of the cake is entirely supported by gluten, which is strengthened by the acidic vinegar and salt.[38]
Watergate cake United States A pistachio cake which shares its name with the Watergate scandal of the 1970s
Wedding cake   Unknown A cake that is traditionally served at weddings. 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 other Western cultures, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception.
Welsh cake   United Kingdom (Wales) A sweet bread, usually made with currants, that is traditionally cooked on a bakestone.
White cake   A vanilla flavored cake made without egg yolks.
Whoopie pies   United States A dessert made of two round pieces of chocolate cake with a sweet, creamy frosting serving as the filling.
Wine cake   Colombia A cake made with wine.
Wingko   Indonesia A traditional pancake made mainly of coconut.
Yema cake   Philippines A chiffon cake with a custard filling known as yema.
Zuger Kirschtorte   Switzerland A cake made with layers of nut meringue, sponge cake and buttercream. It is flavored with kirschwasser.
Zuppa Inglese   Italy A layered dessert consisting of sponge cake soaked in Alchermes and custard.

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