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Cake is a food produced through crafting, which can be placed on a solid surface, giving the ability for any player to consume. Once it's placed, it can't be recollected with the use of a Silk Touch pickaxe nor with shears.



Cake stands 14 lower than a regular block. It has white icing and a red cherry-like topping. It restores (File:Shank.png) per use and has a total of seven uses. Cake doesn't drop when broken. Cake can't be eaten like other foods such as cookies and enchanted apples; instead, it can only be eaten by clicking on it whilst it's placed. When an output is taken with a redstone comparator, it will emit a signal strength of 2 for every slice remaining, up to a strength of 14. Cake can fill up 1 level of a composter, and it can be eaten by pandas when dropped.


Milk Milk Milk
Sugar Egg Sugar
Wheat Wheat Wheat

Cake is made with an egg, three buckets of milk, two sugar, and three wheat. If a player eats a cake once, it will appear to be cut into thirds or sixths. Crafting a cake will award one with the achievement "The Lie" (it's usually required to earn the achievement "Time to Farm" first), which is a reference to the game, Portal.


  • Cake makes the same sound as wool being placed or broken.
  • Cake is the only food that has to be placed for players to eat it.
  • A player can eat each slice almost instantly, and it recovers about 1 hunger bar.
  • The block with the ID 92 resembles a cake that has been placed.
  • In early versions, when a player crafted a cake, the three buckets were also used up, which made it very expensive to make.
  • Farmer villagers will sell a cake for an emerald at their Master level. 
  • It is unknown where the cherry-like topping of a cake came from while crafting it, as there are no ingredients that have similarity to the toppings.
  • The new texture of the cake has a swirl and an extra topping on top.
  • Before 1.8 - The Bountiful Update, cake only had six slices. 
  • When cake is pushed with a piston, it will completely disappear. 
  • When used with a redstone comparator, a cake will produce a redstone signal strength of 14, decreasing by 2 per slice eaten.
  • In the early versions of Minecraft, the inventory would have two cakes in it. One was 3D and the other was 2D. 
  • Cake restores the most hunger out of all food in Minecraft
  • Candles can be put on cakes to create "birthday cakes".
  • Cakes are the only Renewable items that once placed, cannot be obtained back even with Silk Touch.
  • On May 17, 2019 for Minecraft's ten year anniversary, the cake model was changed to display a "10" above it, made of white concrete.


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