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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1
2,167 769
Chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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2
2,182 694
Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

3
2,105 552
Ice cream cake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

4
1,534 817
Carrot cake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

5
1,281 685
Lemon cake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

6
1,157 763
Coffee cake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

7
1,190 456
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
1,361 595
Molten chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

9
1,523 612
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

10
620 232
strawberry shortcake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Strawberry Shortcake

11
1,005 584
German chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
birdiejay23 added German chocolate cake

12
912 556
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
1,138 742
Tiramisu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

14
968 541
Angel food cake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

15
943 489
Devil's food cake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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16
877 495
Pound cake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

17
880 614
Boston cream pie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

18
964 603
Black Forest cake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

19
957 407
White Cake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

20
682 563
Swiss roll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

21
781 690
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
1,011 407
Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Layer Cake

23
614 575
Apple cake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

24
460 257
Éclair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
JunkyToopie added Éclair

25
717 444
Funfetti Cake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Funfetti Cake

26
582 346
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
619 554
Banana Cake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

28
337 264
Coconut cake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

29
577 469
Bundt Cake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

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374 167
Banana bread is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Banana bread

31
590 455
Butter Cake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Butter Cake

32
464 507
Gingerbread Cake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Gingerbread Cake

33
490 502
Spice cake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

34
288 194
Marble cake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
julian-matthias added Marble cake

35
299 157
Yellow Cake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Yellow Cake

36
642 447
Chocolate Chip Cake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Chocolate Chip Cake

37
434 428
Sponge cake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

38
492 493
Petit Fours is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
Petit Fours

39
371 122
Chocolate Fudge Cake is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
added added Chocolate Fudge Cake

40
370 149
Funnel cake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

41
301 201
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

42
548 414
Tres leches cake is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

43
496 394
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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44
346 523
Rum cake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

45
162 145
Pumpkin bread is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
kittenonyourcar added Pumpkin bread

46
243 215
Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

47
310 371
Flourless chocolate cake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

48
286 526
Dacquoise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness

49
133 109
Strawberry pie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness
julian-matthias added Strawberry pie

50
203 207
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single Type of Cake, Ranked by Deliciousness