Cakes are a baked, sweet dessert that everyone loves. There are so many types of cakes! Cheesecakes, sponge cakes, butter cakes, pound cakes, flourless chocolate cakes, fruitcake, the possibilities are endless. Some types of meals demand a cake, like birthday parties or holiday get togethers. Also, you can build many other desserts using a cake as a base, like strawberry shortcake. One thing's for sure: people love cake!