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Blast resistance



Any tool




Item: No
Block: No (block cannot be in inventory as of 1.7)





First appearance

Beta 1.2



Data values
dec: 92 hex: 5C bin: 1011100
dec: 354 hex: 162 bin: 101100010


Cake is a solid block used as food, and appears as a sponge base topped with white frosting and cherries (or other red substance). It is the only edible block - all other food items must be held in the hand and right-clicked to consume them. Cake cannot be eaten while being held - it must be placed on a suitable block first.

Cake consists of six slices in total, and a slice is removed each time the cake is used (by right-clicking). More than one player can eat from a single cake. Breaking the cake block or the block underneath it will destroy the cake and not drop anything.

Each use of a cake restores Hunger.svg, and it may be used up to six times for a total of Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg. Cake is not stackable, except for in the Console Edition.


[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Sugar +
Milk +
Egg +

Milk Milk Milk Grid layout Arrow (small).png Cake
Sugar Egg Sugar
Wheat Wheat Wheat

After the cake is crafted, the three empty buckets go straight into the player's inventory, rather than staying on the crafting table. If there is no space in the inventory, they will remain on the crafting table.

The Achievement "The Lie" is also rewarded the first time cake is crafted.

[edit] Advantages

  • Cake can be used repeatedly in SMP, they can be shared by several players as a feast item.
  • Despite its complexity, cake is technically a renewable resource.
  • Cake can be eaten instantly without any eating animation and without switching the currently selected item.
  • Cake restores six units of the hunger bars total (one hunger bar a usage).
  • Cake can be used as mounting for a TNT cannon and produces a range greater than that of a half slab

[edit] Disadvantages

  • Cake requires several different items to craft: sugar, wheat, eggs and three buckets of milk. In addition, a crafting table is required to use the recipe. As such, it takes some time to make a cake.
  • Once cake is placed it cannot be retrieved.
  • Cakes need to be placed to be eaten, which means they cannot be eaten in places where one cannot build (e.g. spawn protection).
  • If you only eat part of a cake, you'll have to come back to that exact spot to eat the rest of it later on.
  • Cake does not stack, so you will be unable to carry too much of it without sacrificing a large amount of inventory space (as of TU7 on Minecraft Xbox 360, cake does stack).
  • Cake has a low saturation level, causing you to become hungry again in a very short amount of time.

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[edit] Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned
Grid Cake.png
The Lie Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs! Time to Farm! Pick up a Cake from a Crafting Table. None 40G

The name of the achievement is a reference to the internet meme "The Cake is a Lie", which originated from Valve's game, Portal.

[edit] History

November 23, 2010 Notch stated if Minecraft won the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards, he would add cake to Minecraft.
1.2 When he earned the title it was added, it healed 18 (Heart.svg × 9).
1.5 Achievements were added, including "The Lie".
1.8 Now cake fills 12 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg).
Official release
1.2 When crafted, the empty buckets are now moved to the player's inventory, rather than staying in the crafting grid.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Cake was added, but does not return the buckets upon crafting, due to a bug.
0.7.1 The aforementioned bug was fixed.
Console Edition
TU1 Added cakes.
TU6 Cake is stackable.

[edit] Issues

Issues relating to "Cake" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

[edit] Trivia

  • Placing a cake makes the same sound as placing wool.
  • Cake makes no sound when eaten.
  • When cake is placed on ice, walking on the cake will let you slip and slide as if you were standing on the ice, like other half-blocks.
  • Cake, like all transparent blocks, will not prevent chests from opening beneath it.
  • It is possible to place cake on top of cake by placing a cake on the ground, then placing another cake on the side of a block above and to the side of the first cake, similar to placing torches on a chest. Eating the lower cake completely will cause the upper cake to disappear, same as mining out the block of cake it is sitting on.
  • Placing cake on a half-block will cause it to 'levitate' as if it had been placed on a normal block.
  • Since cake is only 7/8 blocks wide, it is possible to stand on the edge of a block beneath a cake. It is possible to perform this using a chest or a cactus as well, but it is not recommended since physical contact with cacti causes the player to take damage.
  • Cake cannot be destroyed by lava or water.
  • Cake can destroy falling sand and falling gravel if placed under them, similar to a torch.
  • Cake exists in two instances: as a block, and as an item. The item is what you receive when crafting, and does not stack. The block used to be obtainable through inventory editing or using the pick block tool in creative and 64 could be stacked, like most other blocks. However as of 1.7 the cake block cannot be in your inventory.
  • Cake is rectangular when placed but is circular in the inventory.
  • Cake currently holds the record with pistons for having the most complex crafting chain and recipe in game, requiring 9 separate items to be crafted in order to make it, as well as 4 different items to make the cake itself.
  • Cake vanishes when a piston extends into the block where the cake is.
  • Cake has a data value range of 0-15, but the only way to obtain 7-15 is via a map editor.
  • When the data values of 7-15 are placed in a map, the cake becomes negative in appearance.
  • It is impossible to stand on a cake block with a data value of 12 or above. This is because the 'negative' cake block requires the player to be in contact with both edges of the block simultaneously.
  • Cake with data values of 7-15 can still be eaten, but will only fill one hunger icon before disappearing.
  • You can place cake on top of a bed, and while sleeping, the cake shows on your screen as if it were on top of your head.
  • Cake is thinner than a slab, and thus is usable with fences and a piston loop to make a walkway.

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