20+ Different Types Of Cakes

There are over 20+ different types of cake in the world which makes freshly a baked cake smothered in frosting makes an irresistible homemade dessert.

Whether you feel like having it for your anniversary, birthday party, valentine day, women’s day, mother’s day, father’s day or even for a wedding, cake is very important in occasions.

According to Wikipedia, Cake is a flour confection made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, and is usually baked.

In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and which share features with desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.

These types of cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays etc…..

20+ Most Popular Different Types Of Cakes

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Different Types Of Cakes

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake (also known as passion cake) is a type of cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter.

Most modern carrot cake recipes have a white cream cheese frosting. Sometimes nuts such as walnuts or pecans are added into the cake batter, as well as spices such as cinnamon, ginger and ground mixed spice.

Fruit including pineapple, raisins and shredded coconut can also be used to add a natural sweetness.

Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is traditionally a red, red-brown, crimson, or scarlet-colored chocolate layer cake, layered with ermine icing.

Traditional recipes do not use food coloring, with the red color due to non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa.

Common ingredients include buttermilk, butter, cocoa, vinegar, and flour.


Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest, layer consists of a mixture of a soft, fresh cheese (typically cottage cheese, cream cheese or ricotta), eggs, and sugar.

If there is a bottom layer, it most often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies (or digestive biscuits), graham crackers, pastry, or sometimes sponge cake.

Cheesecake is a popular types of cake which may be baked or unbaked (and is usually refrigerated).

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake or chocolate gâteau (from French: gâteau au chocolat) is a type of cake flavored with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or both.

Génoise Cake

A génoise (usually spelled genoise in English), also known as Genoese cake or Genovese cake, is an Italian sponge cake named after the city of Genoa and associated with Italian and French cuisine.

Instead of using chemical leavening, air is suspended in the batter during mixing to provide volume.

Black Forest Gâteau Cake

Black Forest Gâteau or Black Forest cake (American English) is a chocolate sponge cake with a rich cherry filling based on the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (pronounced), literally “Black Forest Cherry-torte”.

Chiffon Cake

A chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings.

Being made with vegetable oil, instead of a traditional solid fat such as butter or shortening, it is easier to beat air into the batter.

As a result, chiffon cakes (as well as angel cakes and other foam cakes) achieve a fluffy texture by having egg whites beaten separately until stiff and then folded into the cake batter before baking.

Its aeration properties rely on both the quality of the meringue and the chemical leaveners.

Sponge Cake

Sponge cake is a type of light cake made with egg whites, flour and sugar, sometimes leavened with baking powder.

Sponge cakes, leavened with beaten eggs, originated during the Renaissance, possibly in Spain.

The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes, and the earliest attested sponge cake recipe in English.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless chocolate cake is a dense cake made from an aerated chocolate custard.

The first documented form of the cake was seen in Ferrara, Italy, though some forms of the cake have myths surrounding their origins.

The dessert contains no gluten which makes it acceptable for those with celiac disease, gluten-free diets, and during religious holidays in which gluten and grains are not permitted.

Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake, or angel cake, is a type of sponge cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar.

A whipping agent, such as cream of tartar, is commonly added. It differs from other cakes because it uses no butter.

Its aerated texture comes from whipped egg white. Angel food cake originated in the United States and first became popular in the late 19th century.

It gained its unique reputation along with its name due to its light and fluffy texture.

Coffee Cake

Coffee cake may refer to a sponge cake flavored with coffee or, in the United States, a sweet cake intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (similar to tea cake).

A coffee-flavored cake is typically baked in a circular shape with two layers separated by coffee butter icing, which may also cover the top of the cake.

Pound Cake

Pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.

Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold.

They are sometimes served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or with a coat of icing.


A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Hiberno-English: bun) is a small type of cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup.

As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations such as fruit and candy may be applied.

Date And Walnut Loaf

Date and walnut loaf is a traditional bread eaten in Britain, made using dates and walnuts. It is often made with treacle or tea to give it a dark brown colour.

Traditionally from Scotland, date and walnut loaf is still enjoyed in many tea rooms around the country.

Coconut Cake

Coconut cake is 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.


Fruitcake (or fruit cake or fruit bread) is a cake made with candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and optionally soaked in spirits.

In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated.

Given their rich nature, fruitcakes are most often consumed on their own, as opposed to with condiments (such as butter or cream).

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Butter Cake

A butter cake is a different types of cake in which one of the main ingredients is butter.

Butter cake is baked with basic ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda.

It is considered one of the quintessential cakes in American baking.

Butter cake originated from the English pound cake, which traditionally used equal amounts of butter, flour, sugar, and eggs to bake a heavy, rich cake.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is a banana-pineapple spice cake originating in Jamaica and a popular dessert in the southern United States since the 1970s.

Ingredients include flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, ripe banana, pineapple, cinnamon, pecans, vanilla extract, eggs, and leavening agent. It is often served with cream cheese frosting.

Bundt Cake

A Bundt cake is another type of cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape.

German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake, originally German’s chocolate cake, is a layered chocolate cake filled and topped with a coconut-pecan frosting.

The filling and/or topping is a custard made with egg yolks and evaporated milk; once the custard is cooked, coconut and pecans are stirred in.

Banana Cake

A banana cake is a type of cake prepared using banana as a primary ingredient and typical cake ingredients.

It can be prepared in various manners, including as a layer cake, as muffins and as cupcakes.

Steamed banana cake is found in Chinese, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine.

In the Philippines, the term “banana cake” refers to banana bread introduced during the American colonial period of the Philippines.

Upside-Down Cake

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked “upside-down” in a single pan, with its toppings at the bottom of the pan.

When removed from the oven, the finished upside-down preparation is flipped over and de-panned onto a serving plate, thus “righting” it, and serving it right-side up.

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten chocolate cake is a popular dessert that combines the elements of a chocolate cake and a soufflé.

Its name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center, and it is also known as chocolate moelleux, chocolate lava cake, or simply lava cake.

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