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Not to be confused with Pumpkin Pie.
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.pngWhite Candle Cake.pngOrange Candle Cake.pngMagenta Candle Cake.pngLight Blue Candle Cake.pngYellow Candle Cake.pngLime Candle Cake.pngPink Candle Cake.pngGray Candle Cake.pngLight Gray Candle Cake.pngCyan Candle Cake.pngPurple Candle Cake.pngBlue Candle Cake.pngBrown Candle Cake.pngGreen Candle Cake.pngRed Candle Cake.pngBlack Candle Cake.png
Candle Cake (lit).pngWhite Candle Cake (lit).pngOrange Candle Cake (lit).pngMagenta Candle Cake (lit).pngLight Blue Candle Cake (lit).pngYellow Candle Cake (lit).pngLime Candle Cake (lit).pngPink Candle Cake (lit).pngGray Candle Cake (lit).pngLight Gray Candle Cake (lit).pngCyan Candle Cake (lit).pngPurple Candle Cake (lit).pngBlue Candle Cake (lit).pngBrown Candle Cake (lit).pngGreen Candle Cake (lit).pngRed Candle Cake (lit).pngBlack Candle Cake (lit).png



Yes (64)‌[BE only]
No‌[JE only]


Any tool

Blast resistance





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





Catches fire from lava


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

Candle cake[upcoming: 1.17] is a light-producing variation created when a candle is used on an uneaten cake.




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 lootEdit

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


Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Milk Bucket +
Sugar +
Egg +

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


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


Unlike most food, the 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, the 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.


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


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

Candle cakesEdit

This section describes content that may be included in Java Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
This section describes a feature planned for Bedrock Edition. 
It has not appeared in any development versions yet, but is planned to be included in Bedrock Edition 1.17.0.
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 removes the candle from the cake.

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.



Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wool.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wool.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wool.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wool.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wool.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.cloth1.00.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.cloth0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.cloth0.350.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.cloth0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.cloth0.181.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.cloth0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.cloth1.00.8


This page would benefit from the addition of more sounds. 
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
Cake squishesBlocksPlacing a candle on the block‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]block.cake.add_candlesubtitles.block.cake.add_candle??16

Data valuesEdit


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
CakecakeNoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cake
Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.candle_cake
White Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]white_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.white_candle_cake
Orange Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]orange_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.orange_candle_cake
Magenta Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]magenta_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.magenta_candle_cake
Light Blue Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]light_blue_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.light_blue_candle_cake
Yellow Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]yellow_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.yellow_candle_cake
Lime Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]lime_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.lime_candle_cake
Pink Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]pink_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.pink_candle_cake
Gray Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]gray_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.gray_candle_cake
Light Gray Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]light_gray_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.light_gray_candle_cake
Cyan Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]cyan_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.cyan_candle_cake
Purple Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]purple_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.purple_candle_cake
Blue Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]blue_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.blue_candle_cake
Brown Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]brown_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.brown_candle_cake
Green Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]green_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.green_candle_cake
Red Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]red_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.red_candle_cake
Black Candle Cake‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]black_candle_cakecandle_cakesBlockblock.minecraft.black_candle_cake

Bedrock Edition:

CakeNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key


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 statesEdit

See also: Block states

Java Edition: Cakes

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Number of bites taken from the cake.

Candle cakes‌[upcoming: JE 1.17]

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

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Number of bites taken from the cake.


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


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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.
  Since Minecraft won the title, cake has been added.
Cake heals 18  × 9.
    Cakes with six and seven bites exist, but are not accessible.
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.
The cake side texture shown from underneath has flipped to the other side.
1.8Pre-releaseCake now restores 12 (  × 6).
Cakes with data 8 through 15 now use the red mushroom block texture with the addition of the red mushroom block.
Dropped cake items[more information needed] no longer appear larger than normal blocks.
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.
1.513w02a              Cakes now use the inside texture for all of its sides.
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.
13w03a              Cakes now use the outside side texture for the sides again.[1]
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.
Overeaten cakes now display a crop texture on the side.
Overeaten cakes now display a part of the powered redstone comparator texture.
Overeaten cakes now display the carrots texture. The inside underside also uses the feet of the cauldron.
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.
14w10a  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.
1.9?Cake can no longer be eaten in survival with the primary attack (left-click)
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 92, and the item's 354.
  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.
19w08a  The texture of cake items have been changed, this time to have a large cherry in the middle to match its block counterpart.
May 17–20, 2019  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
1.1720w45a                                   Added candle cakes.
Pocket Edition Alpha
  Added cake.
Cake restores 18  × 9.
v0.12.1build 1Cake now restore 12 (  × 6).
v0.14.0build 1Cake can now be used to emit a comparator signal.
v0.15.0?Cake currently does not show its inside texture on two or more bites.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha villagers now sell cake for one emerald.
Bedrock Edition
?Cake is now stackable.
1.4.0beta can now be found inside buried treasure chests.
1.8.0beta, as a dropped item, can now be eaten by pandas.
  The texture of cake has been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta sold by farmers now has a 50% chance to cost 8 emeralds.
beta  The texture of cake items has been changed, once again.
beta trades from farmer villagers have been reverted.
1.16.0beta now shows its inside texture on two or more bites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1             
  Added cake.
TU6Cake has been made stackable, as a then-version exclusive.
  The texture of cake has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
  Added cake.

Cake "item"Edit

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  • Bedrock Edition history (addition, changes made)
  • Any potential item form changes as this block was 3D rendered, and was allegedly bigger
  • Was this not the Creative-obtainable version of cake in Console Edition for a while?
  • In fact, wasn't this the Survival-obtainable cake for a while as well?. 
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Java Edition Beta
1.2  Cake has an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses a 3D-rendered appearance rather than the dedicated item texture. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 92.
?This item is called "Cake" in the inventory.
1.6Test Build 3Cake items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 7th slot of the 4th chest from the left, and the 18th slot of the 7th chest from the left.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing cake items from being obtained this way.
1.8Pre-releaseCake blocks are now available in the Creative inventory.
Pre-release 2 ;)Added pick block functionality. This will change the currently selected slot to any containing this otherwise-unobtainable cake item, but will not allow it to be obtained if not already in the hotbar.
Java Edition
?Cake blocks no longer are available in the creative inventory.
1.2.5preCake items can now be obtained via Pick Block in creative.
1.3.112w16aCake items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
?Cake items can no longer be obtained with pick block in Creative - the proper intended item for cake is returned instead.
1.7.213w37aThe direct item form of cake has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.


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



  • 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. This staircase is also extremely overpowered when combined with a horse being one of the fastest forms of travel.


  • 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.