Cake

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Not to be confused with Pumpkin Pie.
Cake
Cake JE2.pngCake Bites 1 JE2.pngCake Bites 2 JE2.pngCake Bites 3 JE2.pngCake Bites 4 JE2.pngCake Bites 5 JE2.pngCake Bites 6 JE2.png
Candle Cake.pngCandle Cake (lit).pngWhite Candle Cake.pngWhite Candle Cake (lit).pngOrange Candle Cake.pngOrange Candle Cake (lit).pngMagenta Candle Cake.pngMagenta Candle Cake (lit).pngLight Blue Candle Cake.pngLight Blue Candle Cake (lit).pngYellow Candle Cake.pngYellow Candle Cake (lit).pngLime Candle Cake.pngLime Candle Cake (lit).pngPink Candle Cake.pngPink Candle Cake (lit).pngGray Candle Cake.pngGray Candle Cake (lit).pngLight Gray Candle Cake.pngLight Gray Candle Cake (lit).pngCyan Candle Cake.pngCyan Candle Cake (lit).pngPurple Candle Cake.pngPurple Candle Cake (lit).pngBlue Candle Cake.pngBlue Candle Cake (lit).pngBrown Candle Cake.pngBrown Candle Cake (lit).pngGreen Candle Cake.pngGreen Candle Cake (lit).pngRed Candle Cake.pngRed Candle Cake (lit).pngBlack Candle Cake.pngBlack Candle Cake (lit).png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)‌[BE only]
No‌[JE only]

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

Candle Cake: Yes (3) when lit
Cake: No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Cake is a food block that can be eaten by the player. Candle cake is a light-producing variation created when a candle is used on an uneaten cake

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Once the cake is placed, it cannot be recollected even with the use of Silk Touch. Candle cakes always drop their respective candle when broken.

Block Cake
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time
Default 0.75

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Bedrock Edition
Cake Buried treasure Chest 1 4.1%

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Milk Bucket +
Sugar +
Egg +
Wheat

Empty buckets remain in the crafting grid after crafting the cake.

Trading[edit]

Expert-level farmer villagers can sell cake for a single emerald each.

Usage[edit]

Unlike most food, cake cannot be eaten as an item in the hotbar. Before being eaten, it must first be placed on top of a solid block.

Each cake has seven "slices"; each use consumes one slice progressing inward from the west. A single slice restores 2 (🍗) hunger and 0.4 hunger saturation. Eating all seven slices of a cake restores 14 (🍗 × 7) hunger and 2.8 hunger saturation.

Since eating a cake comes with no animation, cake can be eaten at a rate of one slice per tick. Multiple players can eat from the same cake at the same time. In Java Edition, eating cake makes no sound, unlike other foods.

As a redstone component, when connected to a comparator, a whole cake emits a signal strength of 14. The signal strength decreases two units with each slice.

Pandas[edit]

Some pandas move toward a dropped cake to pick up and eat it. Some may not, depending on the cake's location.

Composting[edit]

Placing a cake into a composter raises the compost level by 1.

Candle cakes[edit]

Grass Block JE7 BE6.png
This section describes content that may be included in a future update to Java Edition.
This feature has appeared in Java Edition development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released for Java Edition yet.
A candle cake created by placing a candle on an uneaten cake.

Using a candle on an uneaten cake creates a candle cake of that color (including uncolored). Eating the cake causes the candle to drop. Clicking on a cake again while sneaking or with full hunger bar should remove the candle from the cake, but it currently duplicates the candle.[1]

Using flint and steel, fire charge, or any flaming projectile on an unlit candle cake lights its candle. Lit candle cakes emit light level of 3. Clicking on the lit candle (but not the cake) extinguishes it.

Sounds[edit]

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Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article. The specific instructions are: bedrock: Sound when eaten

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Cake squishesBlocksPlacing a candle on the block‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]block.cake.add_candlesubtitles.block.cake.add_candle??16
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.cloth.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.cloth.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.cloth.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.cloth.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.cloth.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSource[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]DescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
??Breaking the block??0.8
??Falling on the block with fall damage???
??Mining the block??0.5
??Jumping from the block???
??Falling on the block without fall damage???
??Walking on the block???
??Placing the block??0.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item form?Translation key
Cakecake NoneYesblock.minecraft.cake
Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.candle_cake
White Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]white_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.white_candle_cake
Orange Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]orange_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.orange_candle_cake
Magenta Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]magenta_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.magenta_candle_cake
Light Blue Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]light_blue_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.light_blue_candle_cake
Yellow Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]yellow_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.yellow_candle_cake
Lime Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]lime_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.lime_candle_cake
Pink Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]pink_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.pink_candle_cake
Gray Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]gray_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.gray_candle_cake
Light Gray Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]light_gray_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.light_gray_candle_cake
Cyan Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]cyan_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.cyan_candle_cake
Purple Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]purple_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.purple_candle_cake
Blue Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]blue_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.blue_candle_cake
Brown Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]brown_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.brown_candle_cake
Green Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]green_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.green_candle_cake
Red Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]red_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.red_candle_cake
Black Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]black_candle_cake candle_cakesNoblock.minecraft.black_candle_cake

Bedrock Edition:

CakeNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Blockcake 92tile.cake.name
Itemcake 354item.cake.name

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, cake uses the following data values:

Value Stage
0 Whole intact cake
1 1 piece eaten
2 2 pieces eaten
3 3 pieces eaten
4 4 pieces eaten
5 5 pieces eaten
6 6 pieces eaten

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition: Cakes

Name Default value Allowed values Description
bites00
1
2
3
4
5
6
Number of bites taken from the cake.

Candle cakes‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Name Default value Allowed values Description
litfalsefalse
true
Whether the candle on the cake is lit.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
bite_counter00
1
2
3
4
5
6
Number of bites taken from the cake.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
The Lie.pngThe LieBake a cake using: wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs.Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.30GBronze

History[edit]

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Java Edition Beta
November 23, 2010Notch stated if Minecraft won the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards, he would add cake to Minecraft.
1.2Cake JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 1 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 2 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 3 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 4 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 5 JE1 BE1.png
Cake (item) JE1 BE1.png Since Minecraft won the title, cake has been added.
Cake heals 18♥ × 9.
Cake Bites 6 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 7.png Cakes with six and seven bites exist, but are not accessible.
Cake Bites 8 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 10 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 11 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 12 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 13 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 14 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 15 Beta 1.3.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) Beta 1.3.png
Cakes with eight through fifteen bites also exist. These have a glitched appearance, with misaligned cake textures as well as a purple missing texture on the bottom (as the texture next to the bottom of the cake on terrain.png, which it overflows to, is itself missing).
1.5Achievements have been added, including "The Lie", which is rewarded when the player crafts a cake.
1.7Cake Bites 8 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) Beta 1.7.png
The cake side texture shown from underneath has flipped to the other side.
1.8Pre-releaseCake now restores 12 (🍗 × 6).
Cake Bites 8 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 10 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 11 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 12 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 13 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 14 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png Cake Bites 15 Beta 1.8 Pre-release.png
Cakes with data 8 through 15 now use the red mushroom block texture with the addition of the red mushroom block.
Java Edition
1.2.1?When cake is crafted, the empty buckets are now moved to the player's inventory, rather than staying in the crafting grid.
1.513w02aCake 13w02a.png Cake Bites 1 13w02a.png Cake Bites 2 13w02a.png Cake Bites 3 13w02a.png Cake Bites 4 13w02a.png Cake Bites 5 13w02a.png Cake Bites 6 13w02a.png Cakes now use the inside texture for all of its sides.
Cake Bites 8 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 13w02a.png Cake Bites 10 13w02a.png Cake Bites 11 13w02a.png Cake Bites 12 13w02a.png Cake Bites 13 13w02a.png Cake Bites 14 13w02a.png Cake Bites 15 13w02a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w02a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w02a.png
With the advent of major changes in texture storage and architecture, overeaten cakes now display other parts of cakes as well as part of a crop texture.
13w03aCake JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 1 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 2 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 3 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 4 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 5 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 6 JE1 BE1.png Cakes now use the outside side texture for the sides again.[2]
Cake Bites 8 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 13w03a.png Cake Bites 10 13w03a.png Cake Bites 11 13w03a.png Cake Bites 12 13w03a.png Cake Bites 13 13w03a.png Cake Bites 14 13w03a.png Cake Bites 15 13w03a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w03a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w03a.png
Overeaten cakes now display a different part of the cake texture than before.
From this version up until 14w08a, overeaten cakes start to draw from the textures next to them on the texture atlas, in much the same way they previously did with terrain.png. However, as texture atlases are unstable and textures tend to change positions as new blocks and textures are added, overeaten cakes change the texture they draw from every time new textures are added, which includes when textures added by mods.
13w09aCake Bites 8 Beta 1.3.png Cake Bites 9 13w09a.png Cake Bites 10 13w09a.png Cake Bites 11 13w09a.png Cake Bites 12 13w09a.png Cake Bites 13 13w09a.png Cake Bites 14 13w09a.png Cake Bites 15 13w09a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w09a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w09a.png
Overeaten cakes now display a crop texture on the side.
1.6.113w17aCake Bites 8 13w17a.png Cake Bites 9 13w17a.png Cake Bites 10 13w17a.png Cake Bites 11 13w17a.png Cake Bites 12 13w17a.png Cake Bites 13 13w17a.png Cake Bites 14 13w17a.png Cake Bites 15 13w17a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w17a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w17a.png
Overeaten cakes now display a part of the powered redstone comparator texture.
13w18aCake Bites 8 13w18a.png Cake Bites 9 13w18a.png Cake Bites 10 13w18a.png Cake Bites 11 13w18a.png Cake Bites 12 13w18a.png Cake Bites 13 13w18a.png Cake Bites 14 13w18a.png Cake Bites 15 13w18a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w18a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w18a.png
Overeaten cakes now display the carrots texture. The inside underside also uses the feet of the cauldron.
1.7.213w37aThe item form of block ID 92 (cake) has been removed from the game. It no longer exists in inventories, but as a block in the world.
13w41aCake Bites 8 13w41a.png Cake Bites 9 13w41a.png Cake Bites 10 13w41a.png Cake Bites 11 13w41a.png Cake Bites 12 13w41a.png Cake Bites 13 13w41a.png Cake Bites 14 13w41a.png Cake Bites 15 13w41a.png
Cake Bites 8 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 9 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 10 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 11 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 12 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 13 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 14 (bottom) 13w41a.png Cake Bites 15 (bottom) 13w41a.png
Overeaten cakes now display a part of the block breaking texture, and the texture of the block of diamond inside.
1.814w02aFarmer villagers now sell 1 cake for 1 emerald.
14w10aMissing Texture Block JE3 BE2.png Cakes with data values 7 and above now display as full missing texture cubes.
14w28aCake slices available when eating cakes have been increased from 6 to 7, allowing the 6-bites cake to be obtained legitimately.
Cake now emits a comparator signal.
When cake is crafted, empty buckets now stay in the crafting table.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 92, and the item's 354.
1.1418w43aCake JE2.png Cake Bites 1 JE2.png Cake Bites 2 JE2.png Cake Bites 3 JE2.png Cake Bites 4 JE2.png Cake Bites 5 JE2.png Cake Bites 6 JE2.png
Cake (item) JE2 BE2.png The texture of cake has been changed.
Cakes can now be eaten by pandas when they are thrown to them.
19w03aPlacing a cake into the new composter now raises the compost level by 1.
19w08aCake (item) JE3 BE3.png The texture of cake items has been changed, this time to have a large cherry in the middle to match its block counterpart.
May 17–20, 201910 years cake render.png Cakes now display a "10" above them, textured with white concrete, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the first public version of Minecraft (0.0.11a) being released.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aAdded candle cakes.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Cake JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 1 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 2 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 3 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 4 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 5 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 6 JE1 BE1.png
Cake (item) JE1 BE1.png Added cake.
Cake restores 18♥ × 9.
0.12.1build 1Cake now restore 12 (🍗 × 6).
0.14.0build 1Cake can now be used to emit a comparator signal.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Farmer villagers now sell cake for one emerald.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Cake can now be found inside buried treasure chests.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Cake, as a dropped item, can now be eaten by pandas.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Cake BE2.png Cake Bites 1 BE2.png Cake Bites 2 BE2.png Cake Bites 3 BE2.png Cake Bites 4 BE2.png Cake Bites 5 BE2.png Cake Bites 6 BE2.png
Cake (item) JE2 BE2.png The texture of cake has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Cake can now be used to fill up composters.
beta 1.11.0.4Cake sold by farmers now has a 50% chance to cost 8 emeralds.
beta 1.11.0.5Cake (item) JE3 BE3.png The texture of cake items has been changed, once again.
beta 1.11.0.7Cake trades from farmer villagers have been reverted.
?Cake currently does not show its inside texture on two or more bites.
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.53Cake now shows its inside texture on two or more bites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Cake JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 1 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 2 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 3 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 4 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 5 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 6 JE1 BE1.png
Cake (item) JE1 BE1.png Added cake.
TU6Cake has been made stackable, as a then-version exclusive.
1.90 Cake JE2.png Cake Bites 1 JE2.png Cake Bites 2 JE2.png Cake Bites 3 JE2.png Cake Bites 4 JE2.png Cake Bites 5 JE2.png Cake Bites 6 JE2.png
Cake (item) JE2 BE2.png The texture of cake has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Cake JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 1 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 2 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 3 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 4 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 5 JE1 BE1.png Cake Bites 6 JE1 BE1.png
Cake (item) JE1 BE1.png Added cake.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

Interaction[edit]

  • Because cake is only 78 blocks wide, it is possible to stand on the edge of a block beneath a cake.
  • Cake destroys falling blocks if placed under them, similar to a torch.
  • It is possible to place cake on top of another 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 causes the upper cake to disappear, the same as mining out the block of cake it is sitting on.
  • It is also possible to place cakes (or any other block) on top of cakes by sneaking and placing a cake on top of another cake.
  • Mobs on top rotate while attempting to move, a pathfinding oversight shared with fences.
  • If cake is placed in a hole one block deep, players can get across the hole without jumping, although a player standing on the cake must jump to get out of the hole.
  • Cake can be used to create a functioning staircase, by placing a cake on each level of a 1 block by 1 block incline. This would be one of the most labor-intensive staircases available, given the requirements to craft a cake, compared to any other method of creating a staircase.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Cake was added to Minecraft following the ModDB 2010 Indie of the Year Awards. Notch agreed to add cake to Minecraft if it won, which led to a campaign called "The Quest For Cake". Minecraft won 3 of the 7 awards, including the "Indie of the Year" award.
  • Placing a cake makes the same sound as placing wool.
  • The player can place cake on top of a bed, and while sleeping, the cake shows on the player's screen as if it were on top of their head.
  • The name of the achievement is a reference to the internet meme "The Cake is a Lie", which originated from Valve's game, Portal.
  • On May 17, 2019, for the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, the cake model was changed to display a "10" above it, made of white concrete.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]