Desserts Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness  

Chef Jen
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List Rules Cakes only!

The best cakes on the planet also qualify as some of the best desserts in the world. Who doesn't love a delicious cake? No matter what side you're on in the "cake vs. pie" debate, almost everyone can admit that a good slice of cake is one of life's finest pleasures. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, the question is: which types of cakes are the absolute best? Does the classic chocolate cake take the crown? Or do more mellow flavors like vanilla and Angel food appeal more to your palette? All the best cakes from every culture are on this list ranked from best to worst. Suffice it to say: if you are looking for a crowd-pleaser, you should consult this list for ideas on different types of cakes that people love the most.

Whether you think the best cake is Funfetti birthday cake or that there's nothing better than an ice cream cake or carrot cake, this list has them all. The best cakes make the best desserts, and if you ate all of the tasty cakes on this list, you may never get out of the heavenly food coma that results.

What are the best, most popular cakes? What are the most delicious cakes? What is the best cake for a special occasion? Is a yummy cake better than a fancy cake? What are the top 10 cakes? All these questions and more will be answered in this list of the best cakes for every occasion. If you can't find a delicious cake on this list that you want to nom right now, maybe you're just a pie person.

If you want to have your cake and eat ice cream too, there are even more delicious dessert lists like the best ice cream flavors for you to peruse. And if you want to weigh in on the cake vs pie issue, there's the aptly titled cake or pie list.
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2,261 805
Chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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2
2,241 719
Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

3
2,171 577
Ice cream cake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

4
1,588 843
Carrot cake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

5
1,320 713
Lemon cake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

6
1,187 789
Coffee cake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

7
1,234 474
Chocolate Mousse Cake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
KrisAbosamra added Chocolate Mousse Cake

8
1,579 632
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

9
1,395 610
Molten chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

10
1,029 602
German chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
birdiejay23 added German chocolate cake

11
657 245
strawberry shortcake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Strawberry Shortcake

12
936 576
Chocolate Pudding Cake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
pmmom38 added Chocolate Pudding Cake

13
1,160 764
Tiramisu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

14
966 502
Devil's food cake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

15
989 558
Angel food cake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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16
902 627
Boston cream pie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

17
897 513
Pound cake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

18
990 619
Black Forest cake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

19
980 423
White Cake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

20
698 581
Swiss roll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

21
799 709
Pineapple Upside Down Cake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

22
1,043 417
Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Layer Cake

23
624 595
Apple cake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

24
479 271
Éclair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
JunkyToopie added Éclair

25
742 453
Funfetti Cake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Funfetti Cake

26
605 356
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
KrisAbosamra added Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

27
632 572
Banana Cake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

28
353 281
Coconut cake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

29
590 483
Bundt Cake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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389 178
Banana bread is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Banana bread

31
476 519
Gingerbread Cake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Gingerbread Cake

32
599 469
Butter Cake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Butter Cake

33
500 516
Spice cake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

34
302 205
Marble cake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
julian-matthias added Marble cake

35
313 167
Yellow Cake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Yellow Cake

36
658 456
Chocolate Chip Cake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Chocolate Chip Cake

37
559 422
Tres leches cake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

38
394 127
Chocolate Fudge Cake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
added added Chocolate Fudge Cake

39
446 434
Sponge cake is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

40
502 500
Petit Fours is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Petit Fours

41
383 157
Funnel cake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

42
312 207
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

43
508 400
Peanut Butter Cup Cake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
sjblanch1984 added Peanut Butter Cup Cake

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352 534
Rum cake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

45
170 152
Pumpkin bread is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Pumpkin bread

46
251 220
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

47
317 377
Flourless chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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140 115
Strawberry pie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
julian-matthias added Strawberry pie

49
290 534
Dacquoise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

50
207 215
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness