21 Cakes That Should Be Illegal

Have you ever seen a cake so scandalously-indulgent that it makes your heart wrench and your mouth water at the same time? We scoured the web for the cakes that are so good, they should be made illegal, and here’s what we found…

1. This Glorious Piñata Cake

Spotted on: Claire K Creations

What’s a party without a piñata? This wacky cake creation is filled with more chocolate than you can shake a stick at.

2. A Cake with Ice Cream Cones Attached

Spotted on: Vaikai Vanile

Who knew that conjoined cake and ice cream could be such a beautiful thing?

3. A Banana Split Birthday Cake

Spotted on: alanabread

With this inspired creation you never again have to make a decision over whether to choose cake or a banana split for dessert.

4. Cakes Covered in Sprinkles

Spotted on: Cake Central

Gone are the days when hundreds and thousands were only for sprinkling over fairy cakes and ice cream at your little sister's birthday party.

5. This Gingerbread Layer Cake

Three layers of moist gingerbread, fluffy buttercream and raspberries. ‘Nuff said.

6. Beer-smuggling Cakes

Spotted on: Santie Athina

Move over, beer bread and make way for beer-infused chocolate cake complete with cream cheese and a caramel drizzle.

7. The Most Scandalous Swiss Roll Ever

Slices of Swiss roll wrapped around a Bavarian cream filling so rich it makes Richard Branson look penniless.

8. A Meringue Pretending to Be Cake

This sweet little lemon cake is bursting with juicy blueberries and crowned with a toasted meringue swirl.

9. This Oreo Cookie Cake

Spotted on: i am baker

Attention all Oreo fanatics; this sponge-less cake is made with a slab of chocolate chip cookie dough with a layer of Oreos nestled between the crevices.

10. A Reese's Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Spotted on: Bakers Royale

If peanut butter is your kryptonite, this ice cream cake is for you. It has a brownie layer, an ice cream layer and then a more-than generous hot fudge sauce and peanut butter cup topping.

11. These Flaming Cupcakes

Don’t call the fire brigade just yet; these chocolate-heavy cupcakes are meant to be served flaming.

12. This Gooey Black Forest Roulade

For a touch of 70s throwback, you'll dig this gooey black forest roulade. Before being rolled into its’ iconic shape, the cake is filled with sweet cherries and a silky chocolate mousse.

13. These Tabasco Chocolate Fondants

If you’re of the chocolate persuasion and you also welcome a touch of heat, try these Tabasco-spiked chocolate fondants at your next party.

14. This Strawberry Torte

It may sound light and fresh, but the creamy strawberry mousse is perched on top of a scandalous lemon sponge. Not so innocent after all.

15. These Cupcakes with Hot Sauce

So you love drenching your chips in Tabasco? Why not try it with a cupcake and show us what you’re really made of.

16. This Cake with Mousse in the Middle

One of those cakes you’d spot in a shop window and think is far too rich and indulgent for you. But the closer you get, the more you want to grab and scoff like Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda.

17. Peanut Butter Cookies Pretending to Be Cakes

This peanut butter cookie dough baked in a ramekin is disguising a molten middle. Outrageous.

18. A Caramel-Drenched Cake

Let the queen of all sweet treats, Paula Deen sentence you to a lifetime of caramel addiction with her triple-layer creation.

19. A Cheesecake Concealing Cookie Dough

Spotted on: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Prepare for chocolate chip overload with this cheesecake filled with nuggets of choc chip cookie dough and a choc chip cookie base.

20. This Red Velvet Heritage Cake

Spotted on: Sprinkle Bakes

Buttermilk-moistened, hand-carved sponge, cream cheese icing and a coating of fluffy cake crumbs make it one of the naughtiest red velvets yet.

21. And Guinness Chocolate Cake

Spotted on: Little Box Brownie

Packed with malted Guinness flavour and whipped cream, then topped with a generous tumble of berries and cherries. The only thing left would be to smother the entire thing with ganache until it’s dripping from the sides.


Cakes so indulgent they make your heart wrench and your mouth water at the same time.
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