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Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)[Legacy Console Edition only]
No [Java and Bedrock editions only]





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


Cake is a food block that can be eaten by the player.


Once the cake is placed, it cannot be recollected even with the use of Silk Touch.

Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.75
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.


Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Milk +
Sugar +
Egg +

After crafting the cake, the milk will become buckets, which will remain in the crafting grid.


Farmer villagers sell 1 cake for 1 emerald as a fourth tier trade.


See also: Hunger Management

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

To eat from a placed cake, click on the cake with use button. Each cake has seven "slices", and each use will consume one slice. A single slice restores 2 ( ) hunger and 0.4 hunger saturation. Eating all seven slices of a cake restores 14 (       ) 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. Unlike the other foods, eating cake makes no sound.

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.

Data values


Cake ID Name Numerical ID
Block cake 92
Item cake 354

Block data

See also: Data values
Bits Values
0x0 0 pieces eaten
0x1 1 piece eaten
0x2 2 pieces eaten
0x3 3 pieces eaten
0x4 4 pieces eaten
0x5 5 pieces eaten
0x6 6 pieces eaten

Block state

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

0–6Number of bites taken from the cake.



Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

The LieBake cake using wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes40GSilver


November 23, 2010Notch 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, healing 18 (         ).
1.5 Achievements were added, including “The Lie".
1.8 Cake now restores 12 (      ).
Official release
1.2.1 When crafted, the empty buckets are now moved to the player's inventory, rather than staying in the crafting grid.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 92 (cake) was removed from the /give command.
1.8 14w02a Farmer villagers now sell 1 cake for 1 emerald.
14w28a Cake slices increased from 6 to 7.
Now emits comparator signal.
Empty Buckets now stay in the crafting table.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added cake. It restores 18 (         ).
0.12.1 build 1 Cake now restores 12 (      ).
Bedrock Edition
1.2 Made cake stackable
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added cake.
TU6Made cake stackable as a then-version exclusive.


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



  • Since cake is only 7/8 blocks wide, it is possible to stand on the edge of a block beneath a cake.
  • Cake will destroy falling blocks if placed under them, similar to a torch.
  • 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.
  • 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 will rotate while attempting to move, a path finding oversight shared with fences.
  • If cake is placed in a one deep hole you can get across the hole without jumping but if you are standing on the cake you will have to jump to get out of the hole unlike a slab.
  • 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 all other possible methods for creating a staircase.


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