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Cakes

Cake is a form of sweet food that is usually baked. The most commonly used cake ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil or margarine, a liquid, and leavening agents, such as baking soda or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied, or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves, nuts or dessert sauces -like pastry cream-, iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.

Nutrition facts

Average nutrition facts for the 24627 products of the Cakes category for which nutrition facts are known (out of 26228 products).

Nutrition facts
Nutrition facts As sold
for 100 g / 100 ml
Standard deviation Minimum 10th centile Median 90th centile Maximum
Energy 1,640 kj
(393 kcal)
221 kj
(53 kcal)
0 kj
(0 kcal)
1,210 kj
(291 kcal)
1,670 kj
(400 kcal)
1,950 kj
(465 kcal)
213,000 kj
(51000 kcal)
Energy from fat 263 kj
(63 kcal)
191 kj
(46 kcal)
0 kj
(0 kcal)
21 kj
(5 kcal)
335 kj
(80 kcal)
586 kj
(140 kcal)
1,050 kj
(251 kcal)
Fat 17.6 g 6.71 g 0 g 4.65 g 18.7 g 27 g 3,000 g
Saturated fat 6.67 g 4.19 g 0 g 1.2 g 5.95 g 14.2 g 1,300 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.33 g 2.06 g 0 g 1.1 g 4.26 g 7.69 g 20 g
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g 2.1 g 0 g 0 g 2.56 g 7.06 g 17.2 g
Alpha-linolenic acid 0.936 g 1.4 g 0 g 0 g 0.15 g 4 g 66 g
Trans fat 0.002 g 0.018 g 0 g 0 g 0 g 0 g 17 g
Cholesterol 23.4 mg 24.4 mg 0 mg 0 mg 18 mg 71 mg 127,000 mg
Carbohydrates 52.6 g 10.5 g 0 g 36 g 52 g 73 g 6,100 g
Sugars 29.3 g 9.02 g 0 g 14 g 29 g 44.4 g 4,300 g
Added sugars 23.6 g 13.6 g 0 g 0 g 22 g 55 g 91.9 g
Starch 15.3 g 8.42 g 0.3 g 4.49 g 15.4 g 39.6 g 47.6 g
Polyols (sugar alcohols) 13.7 g 9.88 g 0 g 0 g 13 g 29 g 67.7 g
Fiber 1.76 g 1.32 g 0 g 0 g 1.6 g 4.2 g 800 g
Soluble fiber 0.277 g 0.46 g 0 g 0 g 0 g 1 g 40 g
Insoluble fiber 1 g 1.25 g 0 g 0 g 1 g 4 g 21 g
Proteins 5.08 g 1.5 g 0 g 2.65 g 5.1 g 7.6 g 700 g
Salt 0.692 g 0.34 g 0 g 0.195 g 0.667 g 1.3 g 1,100 g
Alcohol 0.075 % vol 0.252 % vol 0 % vol 0 % vol 0 % vol 0.6 % vol 29 % vol
Vitamin A 33.3 µg 60.6 µg 0 µg 0 µg 0 µg 177 µg 60,000,000 µg
Vitamin D 0.478 µg 1.32 µg 0 µg 0 µg 0 µg 4.44 µg 3,330,000 µg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0.152 mg 0.53 mg 0 mg 0 mg 0 mg 1.4 mg 1,320 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.211 mg 0.402 mg 0 mg 0 mg 0 mg 1 mg 40,000 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3 mg 0.237 mg 0 mg 0.043 mg 0.227 mg 0.773 mg 324 mg
Vitamin B3/PP (Niacin) 3.19 mg 2.41 mg 0 mg 0.351 mg 2.79 mg 8 mg 41.5 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin) 0.453 mg 0.323 mg 0 mg 0.05 mg 0.364 mg 0.909 mg 46,500 mg
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) 74.6 µg 47.1 µg 0 µg 12 µg 63 µg 182 µg 380 µg
Folates (total folates) 80.8 µg 70.7 µg 0 µg 14 µg 63 µg 251 µg 351 µg
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 0.782 µg 0.766 µg 0 µg 0 µg 0.48 µg 2.25 µg 2,200 µg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 2.95 mg 5.68 mg 0.286 mg 0.286 mg 1 mg 18.9 mg 18.9 mg
Potassium 115 mg 81.8 mg 0 mg 0 mg 99 mg 280 mg 45,500 mg
Calcium 48.8 mg 50.1 mg 0 mg 0 mg 35 mg 160 mg 66,700 mg
Phosphorus 265 mg 176 mg 0 mg 38 mg 231 mg 574 mg 2,700 mg
Iron 1.71 mg 0.954 mg 0 mg 0.44 mg 1.57 mg 3.6 mg 4,500 mg
Magnesium 31.2 mg 27.5 mg 0 mg 6 mg 17 mg 89 mg 560 mg
Zinc 0.961 mg 0.62 mg 0 mg 0.4 mg 0.8 mg 2.14 mg 43.3 mg
Copper 0.437 mg 0.275 mg 0.1 mg 0.1 mg 0.444 mg 0.857 mg 1 mg
Manganese 1.02 mg 0.369 mg 0.2 mg 1 mg 1 mg 2 mg 2 mg
Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils 10.7 % 12.7 % 0 % 0 % 4.1 % 35.5 % 99 %
Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (manual estimate from ingredients list) 12.3 % 7.66 % 0 % 4.3 % 10 % 28 % 87.7 %
Cocoa (minimum) 8.23 % 10.8 % 0.1 % 0.7 % 3.5 % 44 % 100 %
  • Packaging materials


    Material % of products containing mostly the material Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (for products that contain mostly the material) % of products containing the material Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (for products that contain the material) Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (relative to all products)
    Paper or cardboard 64.2% 11 g 77.5% 9.5 g 7 g
    Plastic 33.3% 6.5 g 87.5% 3.8 g 3 g
    Glass 2.5% 121.8 g 2.5% 121.8 g 3 g
    Metal 0% 8.3% 2.1 g 0 g
    Unknown 0% 2.5% 1.3 g 0 g
    Total - - - - 14 g