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How To Make a Cake In Minecraft

Cake, although not the most practical food source, is a great block that was added into Minecraft back in 2011.

It was a block promised to the players of the game by the maker, Notch, as a reward for if the game won the Indie Game Awards of that year. Lo and behold, it is now one of the most recognisable blocks that has ever been in Minecraft.

It acts as a placeable food source that fills 14 hunger points, or 7 full bars of hunger, making it one of the most saturating foods in the game.

Required materials you need to make a Cake:

In order to make a cake, you need:

  1. Crafting table
  2. Egg
  3. 2 sugar
  4. 3 wheat
  5. 3 buckets

It is a lot easier to make a cake once you have established even the smallest of farms for yourself, as you do need an egg to make it.

Firstly, you will need a crafting table. To make it convert logs into wooden planks.

To make wooden planks, simply place the logs that were collected into one of the slots in the survival inventory crafting table, as demonstrated below.

To make wooden planks place the logs in crafting table.png

Once the logs are converted into wooden planks, you can then progress to making a crafting table. This guide explains more about how to make a crafting table.

Once you have made your crafting table, you can begin to collect your ingredients.

As stated previously, it would be easier to make a cake once you have established a farm, but it is not required.

You must first get an egg. Eggs are laid by chickens every 5-10 minutes, so if you either capture a chicken in a fenced-off farm or follow a chicken around for long enough, you will get an egg.

Get an egg, it is laid by chickens

Next you need to collect your milk. To collect milk, you must first make a bucket. To make a cake, you need 3 buckets.

Buckets are made with three pieces of iron in a v-formation in a crafting table, as shown below.

Buckets are made with three pieces of iron in a v-formation in a crafting table

Once you have your 3 buckets, you can acquire your milk by right-clicking a cow with a bucket. You can either find a cow in your world, or get the milk from one that you’ve captured for your farm.

find a cow in your world

Next you must get your sugar. Sugar can be made by placing a piece of sugar cane into a crafting table. To make a cake, two pieces of sugar are necessary.

Sugar can be made by placing a piece of sugar cane into a crafting table

Sugar cane grows up to three blocks tall anywhere in the world near water. It can be found in almost every biome, as it grows on sand, dirt, podzol, gravel, and more blocks.

Sugar cane grows near water

The final step of the preparation process is that you have to get your wheat.

Sometimes it’s easier to get wheat from a village farm if you haven’t made your own farm yet, but you can always make your own farm by hoeing the ground and placing your seeds.

The final step is to get wheat

Finally you can put your cake together.

How to Make a Cake in Minecraft?

In a Nutshell:

To make a cake, open the crafting area made up of the 3x3 grid. Place 3 buckets of milk in the first row, then fill up the third row with wheat. As for the remaining three boxes, place sugar on either side of the second row and an egg in the center to finish making a cake. Now simply click the cake and drag it into your inventory.

Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):

Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to craft a cake in minecraft:

Open Crafting table, place the wheat to fill the bottom row of the crafting GUI. Next, place your three buckets of milk along the top row of the crafting GUI. Place the egg in the direct center, and use the sugar to fill in the final two open slots beside the egg.

The crafting recipe can be seen below:

Place wheat milk egg sugar in crafting table

Congratulations! You’ve made a cake! You can now place it wherever you want in your world and dig right in.

Congratulations You have made a cake

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Q. What is the use of cake in Minecraft?

Cake is used to fill multiple hunger slots. It is one of the most saturating foods of the game, as it fills 8 bars of hunger.


You have now made a cake! You can use this cake to fill your hunger bar whenever you want, but it is recommended that you only place one down if you can finish it. Use it to decorate your base, have a snack, or even throw a party for a friend or an animal. Dig in!

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