Types of Cakes

Professional bakers categorize cakes by the ingredients, mixing method, and flavoring. Home bakers, on the other hand, usually categorize cakes by their flavoring and texture. The final texture and color will differ based on the ingredients used and how they are mixed. Read on to learn more about the different types of cakes.


Mousse cake

A chocolate mousse cake is a treat that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. It is made with melted chocolate and filling. The cake can be prepared in a number of ways. The first is to make the filling. This can be done in two ways. The first method uses gelatin over water, and it must stand for five minutes. The second method uses half a cup of cream and 2 tablespoons sugar. The filling should be cool enough to spread over the cake.

Upside Down cake

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked upside down in a single pan, with the toppings on the bottom. After the cake is done baking, it is removed from the oven and de-panned onto a serving plate. Then, to serve, simply flip the cake over.

Angel food cake

Angel food cake is a classic sponge cake that’s made with egg whites, flour, and sugar. It has no butter or cream and the egg white adds an aerated texture.

Pound cake

Pound cake is a cake traditionally made with one pound of each ingredient: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is baked in a loaf pan or Bundt mold and is generally dusted with powdered sugar. It is sometimes served with a lightly glazed icing.

Genoise cake

The genoise cake is a classic French pastry that has a delicate texture and mild flavor. The cake is often paired with whipped cream or fruit. Making this cake is not difficult, but you should follow certain techniques to achieve the best results. Traditional methods call for separating egg yolks and folding in whipped whites. While this method produces a light and fluffy cake, it may leave you with a flat, chewy end result.


Scones are small, round baked goods made with wheat or oatmeal. They are baked on sheet pans and are typically slightly sweetened. They are also sometimes glazed with an egg wash. Scones are an essential component of a traditional cream tea.

Rock cakes

Rock cakes are a type of cake that has a rough surface. Also known as rock buns, rock cakes are small cakes with a rough surface. They’re usually filled with a tasty filling and served hot or cold.

Cinnamon tea cake

Cinnamon tea cake is the perfect combination of sweet and light. It’s moist and fluffy, with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. It takes only 15 minutes to make and makes a lovely tea time treat.