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The following is a list of types of cake 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  

Description  

Angel food cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/AngelFoodCake.jpg/70px-AngelFoodCake.jpg

United States of America

Vanilla, cream of tartar

Apple cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Hollandse_appeltaart.jpg/70px-Hollandse_appeltaart.jpg

Unknown

Apple

Bakewell Tart

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/BakewellCake.jpg/70px-BakewellCake.jpg

United Kingdom

Almond, raspberry jam

Battenberg cake

http://peasepudding.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/battenberg.jpg

Unknown

Rice, marzipan, apricot jam

Baumkuchen

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Baumkuchen.jpg/70px-Baumkuchen.jpg

Germany

Varies

Birthday cake

http://overthepylon.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/birthday-cake.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Black Forest cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Kirschtorte.jpg/70px-Kirschtorte.jpg

Germany

Cherries, Kirsch, chocolate

Buccellato

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Buccellato_1.jpg

Sicily

Honey, marsala, aniseed, raisins

Bundt cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b1/BundtCake.JPG/70px-BundtCake.JPG

United States of America

Varies, often chocolate

Butter cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/Hazelnut_brown_butter_cake.jpg/70px-Hazelnut_brown_butter_cake.jpg

United Kingdom

Butter

Butterfly cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Plain_butterfly_cake.jpg/70px-Plain_butterfly_cake.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Carrot cake

http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/main/images/carrot_cake.jpg

Unknown, possibly United Kingdom

Carrots

Cheesecake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/K%C3%A4sekuchen.JPG/70px-K%C3%A4sekuchen.JPG

Probably United Kingdom

Cream cheese

Chocolate cake

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3092/images/3092_MEDIUM.jpg

Unknown

Chocolate

Christmas cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2e/Christmas_cake.jpg/70px-Christmas_cake.jpg

Unknown

Cinnamon, treacle, cherries, almond

Chiffon cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Chiffon_cake_02.jpg/70px-Chiffon_cake_02.jpg

United States of America

Vegetable oil

Croquembouche

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Croqembouche.JPG/70px-Croqembouche.JPG

France

Caramel, almond, chocolate

Cupcake

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/419143718_d15c41c852.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Date and walnut loaf

http://www.carolyns-cakes.co.uk/cake_images/date_and_walnut.jpg

United Kingdom

Dates, walnuts, treacle, tea

Devil's food cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ee/Devil%27s_food_cake.jpg/70px-Devil%27s_food_cake.jpg

United States of America

Chocolate and/or cocoa, baking soda

Dobos cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/Dobos_cake_%28Gerbeaud_Confectionery_Budapest_Hungary%29.jpg/70px-Dobos_cake_%28Gerbeaud_Confectionery_Budapest_Hungary%29.jpg

Hungary

Spongecake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with thin caramel slices

Eccles cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Eccles_cake.jpg/70px-Eccles_cake.jpg

United Kingdom

Currants

Fairy cake

http://www.littleshamrocks.com/image-files/fairy_cakes_lg.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Fruit cake

http://www.aayisrecipes.com/wp-content/photos/rich%20fruit%20cake.jpg

Unknown

Candied fruit

German chocolate cake

http://daretodream.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c007f53ef010536135aee970b-800wi

United States of America

Coconut, pecan

Génoise Cake

http://www.leftoverqueen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/cake-from-hell-genoise.jpg

Unknown

Whole egg

Gingerbread

http://www.knittingneels.com/images/gingerbread.jpg

Probably United Kingdom

Ginger

Gob

http://gobbagobbahey.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/img_0703.jpg

Probably United States of America

Cocoa, vanilla

Gooey butter cake

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uzOUOCizues/SW3hYf5f_4I/AAAAAAAAY1k/7HvpW-N8PPo/s400/white+butter+cake+3.jpg

United States of America

Cream cheese

Hot milk cake

http://hostedmedia.reimanpub.com/TOH/Images/Photos/37/exps3815_cxmar92p47btran.jpg

Probably United States of America

Milk, mocha

Ice cream cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Three_inch_ice_cream_cake_with_fruit_from_Singapore.jpg/70px-Three_inch_ice_cream_cake_with_fruit_from_Singapore.jpg

Unknown

Ice cream

Jaffa Cakes

File:Jaffa cake.jpg

United Kingdom

Orange juice

Kendal Mint Cake

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:rw0eeoGcxEz1pM:http://www.sweetgreetingsshildon.co.uk/images/uploads/soft/handmade-kendal-mint-cake.JPG

United Kingdom

Peppermint

Lamington

http://www.aussiethings.biz/lamington_slice.gif

Australia and New Zealand

chocolate icing, desiccated coconut

Lemon cake

http://www.fridascafe.com/images/Fresh_Cakes/Lemon-Cake.jpg

Unknown

Lemon

Mooncake

http://crazysalad.typepad.com/crazysalad/images/moon_cake_1.jpg

China

Lotus seed paste, salted duck egg

Panettone

http://goodlifevancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/pannetone-273x300.jpg

Italy

Raisins, orange peel, lemon peel

Pastel de Tres Leches or Tres Leches Cake

http://whatscooking.us/images/mimbo/tres_leches.jpg

Costa Rica, Mexico or Nicaragua

Evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream or sour cream

Petit fours

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Petits.fours.wmt.jpg

France

Butter cream

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/5083859/PineappleUpsideDownCake2-main_Full.jpg

Unknown

Pineapple

Pound cake

http://www.candlemaking.com/store/images/115.jpg

United States of America

Butter

Queen Elizabeth cake

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_V20_E11y2e8/SGXE-_yh1EI/AAAAAAAAANI/mlNvxs9eQEU/s400/Queen+Elizabeth+Cake+-+slice.jpg

Unknown

Coconut, dates

Red bean cake

http://chowtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/crispyredbeancake-26.jpg

Asia, possibly Japan

Azuki bean, red bean paste

Red velvet cake

http://jerkdoublebitch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/red_velvet_cake.jpg

United States of America

Beet, cocoa

Sachertorte

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/images/20081201-demel-sachertorte.jpg

Austria

Apricot, cream

St. Honoré Cake

http://www.patisserielacigogne.com/images/our_products/cakes/st_honore_larger.jpg

France

Caramel, Chiboust cream

Simnel cake

http://recipe85.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/simnel-cake-300x298.jpg

Unknown

Marzipan, dried fruit

Spice cake

http://assets.sbnation.com/imported_assets/39007/dscn0745_20alt_20spice_20cake_20with_20maple_20brown_20sugar_20frosting_20web.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Sponge cake

http://1001resepi.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/sponge.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Stack cake

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Apple_Stack_Cake.jpg

United States of America

Varies

Suncake

 

Taiwan

Flaky pastry

Teacake

 

Unknown

Currants, sultanas

Tarte Tatin

http://www.mamalisa.com/images/blog/tarte_tatin.jpg

France

Apple

Torta Tre Monti

http://www.cittadelcioccolato.org/immagini/citt%E0/san%20marino/torta%20tre%20monti.jpg

San Marino

Hazelnuts

Vanilla slice

http://www.darbyspies.com.au/assets/images/Products/560x420/french_vanilla_slice.jpg

Unknown

Vanilla

Wedding cake

http://www.cakesite.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wedding-cakes-01.jpg

Unknown

Varies

Welsh cake

http://www.djibnet.com/photo/85984735-welsh-cake-anyoness.jpg

Wales

Also known as 'bakestones' from the cast iron griddle on which they are traditionally cooked.