10 Most Popular American Cakes

Coconut Cake

This creamy Southern cake has at least two thick sponges covered with coconut-flavored pastry cream or meringue. 

Moist Butter Cake

Most south German bakers produced sticky butter cake. Butter, sugar, egg, wheat flour flat cake. Powdered sugar and strawberries are cake decorations.

Angel Food Cake

Americans love sponge cake, which is light and delicious. Egg whites plus baking powder instead of yolks and butter create a cloud-like sponge cake. 

American German chocolate cake, with three layers of buttermilk sponge, chocolate, desiccated coconut, and peanuts, is delicious.

German Chocolate Cake

Ice cream cake has ice cream and cake layers. Some cakes have no crust, therefore ice cream layers make up the cake.

Ice Cream Cake

Devil's food cake, developed in the early 1900s as an antipode to angel food cake, is black, sinful, and enticing. 

Devil's Food Cake

Boston Cream Pie

Boston cream pie is two layers of sponge cake filled with thick vanilla custard and topped with chocolate glaze or confectioners' sugar.

Red Velvet Cake

American Valentine's and Christmas classic. Cream cheese frosting and buttercream are easier and tastier than French-style butter roux red velvet cake.

Molten Chocolate Cake

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten accidentally took his chocolate sponge cake out of the oven before time, unaware that it was a blessing.

New York Cheesecake

New York-style cheesecake is known for its deep, silky, and creamy texture.

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