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You are heading to a party or special event and want to take the perfect dessert with you. and you’re thinking it should be a cake. They are easy to transport, popular, and easy to serve. But what cake do most people like? You can pick one from this list of the most popular bakery cakes in the U.S.

Top 5 Bakery Cakes

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You can select one (or more) of the cakes listed, and you do not have to worry about the price. Cakes Prices shows you the price for any type of cake for some of the most famous bakeries in the U.S. It also depends on the size of the cake (sheet, 8″ round, 10″ round) and where you are shopping in the U.S.

1.    Chocolate cake

Topping the list of the most popular bakery cakes in the U.S. is the infamous Chocolate cake. Many bakeries even have multi-layer chocolate cakes with icing ranging from a creamy milk chocolate to dark fudge. Given the variations in icing and mix, it is no wonder the Chocolate Cake is at the top of the list. Bakeries have a way of decorating chocolate cakes and adding their own unique touches to them so that you are assured of getting wonder compliments on your selection. In addition, may bakeries can write on the cake to personalize it for your special event.

2.    Cheesecake

There are several different types of cheesecake to select from. Regular cheesecake is fluffier and light. New York-style cheesecake uses heavy cream or sour cream and creates a heavier, denser creamy texture. Regardless of the style, either cheesecake can be topped with a variety of fruits, whipped cream, syrups, nuts or chocolate to name a few. In addition, the cheesecake itself may be flavored in a variety of additions such as fruit, chocolate, flavorings, spices, and more.

3.    Carrot Cake

Made with real carrots, walnuts and sometimes raisins, covered with a rich cream cheese icing it is no wonder many bakeries carry a delicious carrot cake. It is one of the most popular holiday cakes, especially at Thanksgiving, and weddings cakes as well. You are sure to find an amazing cake at your local bakery to take to an event or to enjoy at home.

4.    Red Velvet Cake

A red velvet cake is made with layers of cream cheese frosting. The cake itself is a cocoa based cake made with sweet buttermilk and colored red to give it the distinctive look that everyone recognizes. Some bakeries use a more ancient icing called a Butter Roux frosting. Either way, it is an elegant cake that is very popular.

5.    German Chocolate

Another chocolate cake that is very popular with bakeries. This chocolate cake is covered with creamy layers of coconut, pecan frosting. It gives it a well-known look, so everyone knows a German chocolate cake before they even cut into it. There are some popular cakes that are not necessarily bakery cakes. Ice Cream cake, mousse cake and other fruit cakes are among those cakes. Most bakeries do not carry these as the shelf-life is very short.

Any of these most popular bakery cakes in the U.S. are available from almost any of the bakeries you may visit. It may be a hard choice when you have to decide on only one so maybe you should get two and take one home to enjoy with a cup of coffee.