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.


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Name Picture Origin Distinctive ingredients and description
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Romania Chocolate layered cake filled with chocolate, caramel and fondant cream
Amygdalopita Greece Almond cake made with ground almonds, flour, butter, egg and pastry cream
Angel cake
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United Kingdom[1] Sponge cake, cream, food colouring
Angel food cake
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United States Egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar
Apple cake
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Germany Apple, caramel icing
Applesauce cake
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Early colonial times in the New England Colonies of the Northeastern United States[2] Prepared using apple sauce, flour and sugar as primary ingredients
Hungary A cake with yeasty dough and vanilla custard
Avocado cake
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United States Prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient
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Poland and Ukraine Sweet braided cake which originated in Jewish communities
Babka Wielkanocna
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Poland Easter cake with icing
Albania Corn flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla
Banana bread
United States Banana, sometimes nuts and chocolate
Banana cake
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United States Prepared using banana as a primary ingredient
Bara brith
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United Kingdom (Wales) Raisins, currants and candied peel
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
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Malaysia A non-baked cake dessert made by mixing broken Marie biscuits, combined with a chocolate sauce or runny custard.
Battenberg cake
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United Kingdom Marzipan and apricot jam
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".
Beer cake
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Ireland Cake prepared with beer as a main ingredient. Pictured is a chocolate bundt cake infused with stout beer.
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Lamporecchio, Pistoia, Italy Simple ring-shaped yeast cake to celebrate Carnival.
Better than sex cake
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United States Chocolate or yellow cake, sugar mixture, various fillings
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.
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Philippines Traditional rice cake from the Philippines made with ground glutinous rice and coconut milk
Bienenstich (Bee Sting)
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Germany Almonds, honey, custard cream
Birthday cake
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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
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"
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"
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Brooklyn, United States Chocolate pudding, chocolate layers, chocolate cake crumbs
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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
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Madeira Islands Sweet, heavy cake made with molasses or honey, often with walnuts and almonds. Literally means "honey cake".
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Lorraine, France Small shell-shaped sponge cake.
Boston cream pie
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
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Philippines A traditional Filipino meringue roll with a custard filling typically dusted with powdered sugar.
Broyé poitevin
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Poitou, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Simple butter cake.
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.
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Sicily Honey, marsala wine, aniseed, and raisins
Buche de Noel
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France Also known as a Yule Log this is a traditional Christmas cake made to resemble a log. Commonly decorated with various woodland items such as mushrooms, snow and berries.
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Sweden Rolled meringue-hazelnut cake filled with whipped cream and pieces of canned peach, apricot, or mandarin orange.
Buko pandan cake
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Philippines Sponge or chiffon cake flavored with extracts from boiled pandan leaves and frosted with cream and young coconut or macapuno strips
Bundt cake
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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.
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
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United Kingdom Butter
Butterfly cake
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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.
Germany A simple buttery and sweet German cake baked on a tray[5]
Carrot cake
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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.
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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
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
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Philippines A traditional Filipino moist cake made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on top.
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Italy Plain chestnut flour cake.
Caterpillar cake
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United Kingdom Chocolate Swiss roll, decorated to look like a caterpillar.
Charlotte (cake)
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France Bread, sponge cake or biscuits; fruit puree or custard
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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
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
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France Prepared using chestnuts or water chestnuts as a main ingredient. It is a dish in Chinese cuisine.[6]
Chiffon cake
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United States Light, airy cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour
Chocolate cake
Unknown (Possibly United States & Canada) Chocolate
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Argentina Primary ingredients: Chocolate cookies, Dulce de leche and cream cheese
Christmas cake
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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
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Australia A cake prepared with clementine as a primary ingredient
Coconut cake
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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
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Germany Cinnamon
Coffee and walnut cake
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United Kingdom Coffee, walnuts
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United States
Central America
South America
American cake containing wheat flour, corn meal, sugar, and lard.
Bulgaria, Romania Traditional sweet leavened bread rich in eggs, milk, butter and sugar, with various fillings.
Crema de fruta
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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.
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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
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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[7][8]
Spain Cake made with four milks[9] and it is similar to the tres leches cake.
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Brazil Very popular dessert in southern Brazil. The name comes from the German word "kuchen" (cake), created by German immigrants. It's a dry flat cake made of eggs, wheat and butter, accept many toppings and - less often - fillings as well
Cucumber cake Goa A cake prepared with cucumber as a primary ingredient. It is a dish in Goan cuisine.
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United States A small cake with various ingredients, usually topped with icing
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France Almonds, hazelnut, and chocolate
Dadar gulung
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Indonesia A traditional coconut pancake filled with grated coconut and palm sugar.
Date and walnut loaf
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United Kingdom Dates, walnuts, treacle, and tea
Date square
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Canada (probably) Also known as "matrimonial cake", a layer of minced dates with oat crumble
Depression cake
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United States Made without milk, sugar, butter, or eggs
Devil's food cake
United States Chocolate or cocoa, and baking soda
Dobos cake
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Hungary A sponge cake that is layered with chocolate butter cream and topped with thin caramel slices
Dundee cake
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United Kingdom (Scotland) Fruit cake with almonds on it but without glacé cherries
Dutch carnival cake
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Netherlands A traditional a Dutch delicacy that is similar to gingerbread cake
Eccles cake
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United Kingdom Zante currants
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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[10]
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
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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.
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Corsica Small cake of brocciu cheese baked on a chestnut leaf.
Fat rascal
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United Kingdom Dried fruit, peel, oats
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Poland Sweet crisp cake in shape of a bow
Fig cake
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Egypt Prepared with fig as a primary ingredient
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France Small molded almond flour and beurre noisette (brown butter) cake.
Flan cake
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Philippines Chiffon or sponge cake baked with a layer of leche flan (crème caramel) on top and drizzled with caramel syrup
Flourless chocolate cake
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United States Chocolate
Fondant Fancy
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United Kingdom Icing (in any of a number of colors), cream
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Denmark[11] Meringue, almonds, butter, coffee
Frankfurter Kranz (Frankfurt Crown Cake)
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Germany Sponge cake, buttercream icing, red jam (typically strawberry, blackcurrant or cherry jam); brittle nuts, toasted almond flakes and/or ground hazelnuts
Frog cake
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Australia Cream, icing
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Ancient Rome Candied fruit; many versions of the fruit cake contain currants, sultanas, and glacé cherries
Fudge cake
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Chocolate and fudge
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.[12]
Funnel cake
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United States Choux pastry with powdered sugar or other toppings, usually fruit
Garash cake
Bulgaria Walnuts, egg whites, crystal or powdered sugar
Gâteau magique
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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
Italy (Genoa, probably) Sultanas, raisins, glacé cherries
Genoise (Genoese cake)
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Italy (Genoa, probably) Whole egg
German Chocolate Cake
United States Chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting
India Flour, ghee, kewra, milk, clarified butter, sugar, almonds, pistachio, saffron, green cardamom etc.
United Kingdom (probably) Ginger
Gooey butter cake
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United States Butter
Goose breast (Gåsebryst)[13]
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Denmark[13] A cream cake known as Gåsebryst in Denmark.[13] A Danish pastry bottom, topped with whipped cream, custard and jam, wrapped in marzipan.
Halloween cake
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United States A cake prepared with Halloween-themed decorations
Hash brownies
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Also known as "space cakes", these are bakery products made using one of the forms of cannabis, including hashish.
Hedgehog Slice
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Germany It contains crushed biscuit, or rice puffs. It has totally different names in each language.
Hevva cake
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Cornwall, England It's also called heavy cake
Hot milk cake[14]
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United States (probably) Milk, and mocha
Hummingbird cake
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Jamaica Banana, pineapple, pecan, vanilla, spice
Ice cream cake
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Unknown (Possibly United States) Ice cream
Jaffa Cakes
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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
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Java, Indonesia Traditional Javanese cakes sold in the Javanese markets[15]
Joffre cake
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Romania Chocolate ganache cake
Kabuni Albania[16] Rice, butter, mutton broth, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, cloves
Kardinalschnitte [de]
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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 Wheat flour (or Maida flour), fresh butter, fresh milk, chicken eggs, sweetened condensed milk, white sugar, raisins, dried sweet gourds
Khanom farang kudi chin
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Thailand Duck egg, wheat flour, white sugar, raisins, dried sweet gourds
Kyiv cake
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Ukraine Two airy layers of meringue with hazelnuts, chocolate glaze, and a buttercream-like filling
King cake
Sugar, cinnamon, milk, and butter
Sweden Chocolate
Indonesia A traditional green-coloured balls of rice cake filled with liquid palm sugar and coated in grated coconut.
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Latvia[18] Yeast, raisins, spices
Poland Sweet cheese and cream
Kolaczki Poland Butter, sugar, jam, egg whites, different sweet sugar powder
France (Brittany) Butter
Kornigou Brittany, France Antler shaped fruit cake.
Almonds, sugar, egg whites
Krantz cake
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Israel[19][20] (ashkenazi food) Chocolate or poppy seeds filling.
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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.
Kue cubit
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Indonesia A small cake eaten as a snack.
Kue lapis
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Indonesia A traditional cake of colourful layered soft rice flour pudding.
Kue mangkok
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.
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Various nuts and raisins
Lady Baltimore cake
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Southern United States (its exact origins are disputed) Dried fruit, nuts, frosting
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New Zealand
Chocolate icing, and desiccated coconut
Lane cake
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United States Candied fruit, sponge cake, pecans, coconut, bourbon, vanilla buttercream
Layer cake
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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
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Unknown, but likely England[21] 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
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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
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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.
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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).
Poland Poppy seed cake, normally decorated with icing and orange
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Spain Eggs, flour, sugar and butter (cow fat in the Mantecadas de Astorga)
Mango cake
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Philippines Chiffon cake or roll topped with mangro cream frosting and fresh Carabao mango slices
Mango float
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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
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
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Poland Easter cake with a type of shortcrust tart and topping
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.
Belgium Two light meringues welded and covered with whipped cream and dusted with chocolate shavings.
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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.
Mimosa cake
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Italy First created in Rieti in the 1950s,[24] the name is given by the small pieces of sponge cake scattered on the surface, which resemble mimosa flowers in shape.
Misérable cake
Belgium A type of almond sponge cake that is a traditional Belgian recipe
Molten chocolate cake
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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.
China A Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie)
Moravian sugar cake
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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.
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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 [no][25][self-published source]
A cake that is similar to tompouce, but it has 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]
France Small gingerbread cake with honey and orange marmalade.
Onion cake
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East Asia, Central Asia & Southeast Asia A savory or sweet cake prepared with onion as a primary ingredient[27]
Opera cake
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France Ganache, sponge cake, and coffee syrup
Oponki or Pączki
Poland Round spongy yeast cake with sweet topping and other chocolate
Orange and polenta cake[28]
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Italy Oranges and polenta
Orange creamsicle cake
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United States Vanilla and orange cake
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Sweden Also called Swedish cheesecake
Denmark[29] A layer cake with sponge cake, cream, chocolate, raspberry, egg, vanilla, marzipan,
Pain d'épices
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Reims and Alsace, France Rye flour, honey, spices
Pain de Gênes
Genoa, France Almond paste
Pan di Spagna [it][30] Italy[30] A sponge cake. Italian Jewish families make a traditional version for a Passover.[31]
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United States, Canada Flat, round cake, made with eggs, milk, and plain flour
Pandan cake
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A light, fluffy, green-coloured sponge cake. The ingredients are flour, eggs, butter or margarine, sugar, and pandan leaf.
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Italy Raisins, orange peel, and lemon peel
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Italy Various nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
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France Choux pastry and praline flavoured cream
United Kingdom Treacle and oats
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Abruzzo, Italy Semolina and almond flour. Covered with dark chocolate.
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New Zealand
Egg white and sugar (meringue); named after Anna Pavlova
Petit Gâteau
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France Chocolate and served with ice cream
Petits fours
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 [pl][32]
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Poland[32] Gingerbread with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom
Pinata Smash Cake
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Mexico[33] Sponge cake, cream, hammer, candy filling
Plum cake
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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.
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A traditional batter treat. Resembling small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. They have a light, spongy texture.
Pound cake
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United Kingdom Butter, sugar, eggs, flour
Princess cake
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.
Germany Sponge cake, buttercream, and dark chocolate glaze
Austria Cake crumbs, nougat chocolate, apricot jam, and rum with a classic pink rum fondant icing and topped with a candied cherry (Amarenakirsche).
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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.
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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
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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
Raisin cake
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Germany Cake prepared with raisins as a primary ingredient
Red bean cake
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Azuki bean and red bean paste
Red velvet cake
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United States Soft butter cake with red food coloring and cocoa.
Rock cake
United Kingdom Currants, candied peel, mixed spice
Rum baba
France, Italy Rum, yeast, whipped cream
Rum cake
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Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago Rum, dried fruit
Ruske kape
Chocolate and coconut
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Austria Sweet chocolate butter cake filled with Apricot jam and chocolate fondant icing, traditionally served with whipped cream.
China Flour, rock sugar and butter
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Traditional cake created by painting layers of dough onto a rotating spit while being baked
Salzburger Nockerl
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Austria Egg yolk, flour and milk
Sans rival
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Philippines layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews
Santiago cake
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Spain (Galicia) Topping with a Santiago Cross design
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Poland Sponge cake with chocolate
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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 Poland Cream cheese, sponge cake, raisins and different spices
Sesame seed cake
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United States, Asia Sesame seeds, often with honey as a sweetener
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Lebanon Almonds and semolina
Sheet cake
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United States A cake baked in a large, flat rectangular pan such as a sheet pan or a jelly roll pan
Simnel cake
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United Kingdom Marzipan and dried fruit
Smith Island Cake
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United States condensed milk, vanilla chocolate creme, dark chocolate icing
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
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
United States Marshmallow and coconut frosting
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France Fluffy cakes, traditionally served in the ramekins straight after baking, consisting mostly of beaten eggs and sugar.
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Indonesia Multi-layered, containing cinnamon, clove, mace, and anise
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Scania and Halland, Sweden Swedish variation on spit cake made from potato flour
Spice cake
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North America Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, or mace
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Indonesia A cake that has similar ingredient to lapis legit but only have three layers of plain and chocolate flavour layered cake.
Spit cake
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Ancient Greece A term for hollow, cylindrical cakes prepared on a rotating spit in several European countries.
Sponge cake
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United Kingdom Flour, sugar, and eggs
St. Honoré cake
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France Caramel and Chiboust cream
Stack cake
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United States A cake that replaces a wedding cake
Strawberry cake
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United States
A cake that uses strawberry as a primary ingredient
Germany Streusel (butter, flour, and sugar)
Suncake 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
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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
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France Various fruits, commonly apple or pear, caramelized in a pan and then topped with puff pastry and baked in the oven.
Tea loaf
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United Kingdom Currants, sultanas, and tea
United Kingdom Currants and sultanas
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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.
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Netherlands Cream, icing
Torta Barozzi
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Italy Chocolate cake, with coffee.
Torta caprese
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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 delle rose
Italy A typical cake of Mantuan and Brescian cuisine that is made with leavened dough rich in butter and sugar, which is rolled up and placed in the baking tin, taking the characteristic shape of a basket of rosebuds, hence the name.[34]
Torta setteveli Palermo, Sicily, Italy Seven-layer cake including chocolate and hazelnuts.
Torta Tre Monti Italy (San Marino) Hazelnuts
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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
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Costa Rica
Sponge cake soaked with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or sour cream
Tunis cake
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Northern Ireland
Chocolate and marzipan
Ube cake
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Philippines A traditional Filipino chiffon cake or sponge cake made with ube halaya (mashed purple yam).
Ul boov
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Mongolia A cake made with sheep fat
Upside-down cake
United Kingdom A cake that is flipped upside-down before serving. Usually made with fruit, particularly pineapple.
Victoria sponge cake
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United Kingdom A cake that was named after Queen Victoria. It is often referred to simply as "sponge cake", though it contains additional fat. A typical Victoria sponge consists 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.
Iceland A multi-layered cake made from dough and plum jam
Wedding cake
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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
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United Kingdom (Wales) Currants
White cake Made without egg yolks and is often vanilla flavoured
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Indonesia A traditional cake made mainly of coconut and other ingredients.
Whoopie pies
Whoopie pie with dusting of confectioner
United States Cocoa, vanilla
Wine cake
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Colombia Wine
Yema cake
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Philippines Chiffon cake with a custard filling known as yema.
Yule log
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France Traditional dessert served near Christmas
Zuger Kirschtorte
Switzerland Nut-meringue, sponge cake and butter cream and is flavoured with cherry brandy kirschwasser.
Zuppa Inglese
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Italy Sponge cake or savoiardi, Alchermes, custard

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