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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a lot of new, unique features and interesting side quests. Two of these quests involve baking a desert referred to as a Monster Cake. These unique cakes have special effects on the people who eat them.
But where do you find the recipe? And where do you get the ingredients needed to make a Monster Cake?
Read our guide and we’ll tell you all about it.
Key Details Up Front
While you explore the ins and outs of Hyrule, you’ll come across a few quests that ask for Monster Cakes. Getting the ingredients for these cakes isn’t easy, but you may wind up exploring areas of the map you have yet to visit. Whether it’s delivering dessert for a connoisseur or helping out a family in need, Monster Cakes will get the job done.
What is a Monster Cake?
If you’ve played Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and haven’t heard of Monster Cake, what are you even doing? A Monster Cake is a dessert Link can create given the right ingredients. These ingredients are then cooked together in a Cooking Pot. While most of the ingredients in this unique dessert are what you would typically find in a cake, the outlier is the Monster Extract.
With Monster Extract, the duration and strength of any effects of the cake are randomized. That said, once someone has a taste of the delicious Monster Cake, they’ll never forget how sweet and moist it is.
Where to Find the Monster Cake Recipe
The Monster Cake recipe can be difficult to find. Lucky for you, we’ve got your back. We’ll give you the recipe in a bit, but if you want to find it for yourself, just head to Hyrule Castle. There are a few recipe books found in the Library.
This recipe for Monster Cake is described as “a secret recipe of the Royal Family of Hyrule.” However, the recipe comes with a caveat. It also says that consuming Monster Cake can “make one’s head fuzzy” and “motivate someone to plan evil schemes.”
Monster Cake Quests
There are two quests you can complete using Monster Cake. “A Royal Recipe” and “A Parent’s Love” are both side quests Link can accept. While the reward for finishing each quest is money, if you want to 100% Breath of the Wild, you’ll have to finish them.
A Royal Recipe
To kick off this quest, Link needs to head to Riverside Stable and speak with Gotter. When you do, he will tell you about his ancestor who was a chef for Hyrule’s Royal Family. He’ll explain that he wishes to partake in just one of the recipes that his ancestor cooked for the Royal Family of Hyrule.
Gotter is also kind enough to tell you the recipes are located in Hyrule Caste in the Library. There you can read the recipe books and find the recipes for both Monster Cake and Fruit Cake. Once Link gets the recipes and returns to Gotter, he’ll ask him to make either of the recipes for him.
It doesn’t matter which cake you make for Gotter as either one will complete the quest. Speak to Gotter with either a Monster Cake or a Fruitcake in Link’s inventory and Gotter will ask if he can have a bite. If both cakes are available, Gotter will ask for the Fruitcake.
Once he has the Monster Cake or Fruitcake in his possession, Gotter will take a bite and begin describing how it tastes to you. Initially, he says taking a bite out of the cake is akin to eating a Chuchu. Then Gotter realizes something like that would be dangerous and disgusting and changes tactics. Next, he says it’s like a Hinox pummeling on your brain.
Finally, he’ll just tell Link how elegant and delicious that cake is and explain that he never thought he’d have the opportunity to taste something so amazing and wonderful. When he’s done eating the cake, Gotter will give Link an emphatic thank you and reward him with a Silver Rupee, worth 100 Rupees. Congratulations! The quest is complete!
One thing to note is that if Link presents Gotter with both a Monser Cake and a Fruitcake, he’ll get a Silver Rupee for each.
A Parent’s Love
The second Monster Cake quest is A Parent’s Love, which you can’t start until you build up Tarrey Town. Located in the Akkala Region of Hyrule, From the Ground Up is a quest that requires helping workers build a town.
Once you finish From the Ground Up, Link can listen in on a conversation between Hagie and Ruli. You’ll find them in their home at night in Tarrey Town. Ruli is complaining that Hunnie, the couple’s daughter, is sick. It seems that the only food Hunnie will eat is cake and wonders aloud if there’s anything they can do.
As the couple continues their conversation, it becomes clear that no matter what type of cake they give their daughter, it doesn’t seem to satiate her hunger. Ruli says that she would “sell her soul to a monster” if she were able to find a cake that would cure their daughter.
Overhearing this conversation starts the “A Parent’s Love” side quest. Just like with the “Royal Recipe” quest, you can find the recipe for Monster Cake in the Hyrule Castle Library.
Gather the necessary ingredients, then find a pot to cook in and bake yourself a Monster Cake. Once it’s ready, take it to Ruli and she’ll give it to her daughter. First, however, she’ll comment on its pungent odor. Choosing to take a chance, she hands the cake over to her daughter, hoping it will heal her.
Hunnie eats the cake straight away and begins running around and playing like her old self. Ruli will express her gratitude to Link, pointing out that her health has returned to normal. As a sign of her thanks, she rewards Link with a Gold Rupee worth 300 Rupees. Not too shabby!
Monster Cake Recipe
This is what you’ve been waiting for. Here are the ingredients for cooking a Monster Cake, along with where you can find them.
- Cane sugar
- Tabantha wheat
- Goat butter
- Monster extract
That’s it. Just those four ingredients. Cook them together in a cooking pot and you’ll have yourself a Monster Cake in no time.
Where to Find the Ingredients
If you’ve found Kilton outside one of the villages at night, you can buy Monster extract from him. It will cost you nine Mon, so make sure you have that much or have enough monster parts to sell him in exchange for the Mon you need.
The rest of the ingredients you can purchase at the Slippery Falcon located in Rito Village. Every ingredient sells for 12 Rupees, so make sure you have the necessary funds. If you don’t, at least make sure you have enough items to sell so you can purchase the ingredients from the merchant.
Monster Cake Variations
A lot of players don’t know it, but you can create variations of the Monster Cake by adding in a fifth ingredient. Here are some of the creations Link can make:
Tough Monster Cake – Increase Link’s defense by adding a tough ingredient to the mix. There are items like Ironshell Crab, Ironshrooms, Armored Porgy, or Armored Carp.
Mighty Monster Cake – Consuming this type of Monster Cake will boost Link’s attack power. These are made using ingredients like Mighty Bananas, Razorshroom, Mighty Carp, or Mighty Porgy.
Hearty Monster Cake – This type of Monster Cake will heal all of Link’s hearts and temporarily increase his maximum number of hearts. The fifth ingredient for this type of MOnster Cake could be a Hearty Durian, Hearty Radish, or Hearty Truffle.
Enduring Monster Cake – With this type of Monster Cake, Link’s Stamina Wheel is filled and any extra Stamina creates an overfill wheel. Endurance items include Endura Shrooms, Endura Carrots, or Staminoka Bass.
Hasty Monster Cake – Link’s movements and speed get a boost when eating a Hasty Monster Cake. The fifth ingredient for this could be a hot-footed frog, a hightail lizard tail, and Fleet-Lotus Seeds.
Sneaky Monster Cake – If Link adds sneaky items to his Monster Cake, he’ll get a stealth increase when he eats it. These items include Sneaky River Snails, Blue Nightshade, Silent Princess, Silent Shrooms, or Stealthfin Trout.
Electro Monster Cake – Eating an Electro Monster Cake gives Link an additional level of shock resistance. Add Voltfruit, Voltfin Trout, or Zapshrooms to your Monster Cake.
Chilly Monster Cake – Eating a chilly Monster Cake boosts Link’s heat resistance by one level. For this type of cake, you can add Chillshrooms or Chillfin Trout to get the effect you want.
Spicy Monster Cake – Increase Link’s cold resistance one level with a Spicy Monster Cake. These ingredients could include spicy peppers, Sizzlefin Trout, or Sunshrooms.
While Monster Cake isn’t what Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is known for, it is a fun distraction from the main storyline. To find out more about Monster Cake, check out some of these frequently asked questions:
Question: What is the Monster Cake Recipe?
Answer: The Monster Cake recipe requires Cane sugar, Tabantha wheat, Goat butter, and Monster extract.
Question: Can I Make Variations of the Monster Cake?
Answer: Yes, you can make variations of the Monster cake by adding in a fifth ingredient. You can add items like tough, mighty, hearty, enduring, or hasty ingredients to get the desired effect.
Question: Can I Gift Monster Cake?
Answer: You can’t gift Monster Cake, but you can trade it with Kilton for different monster parts.
Question: What is the Maximum Number of Hearts a Monster Cake can Give me?
Answer: A Monster cake will heal all of your hearts and temporarily increase your maximum number of hearts.
Question: Is Monster Cake Worth it?
Answer: It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to boost your stats, then a Monster Cake is definitely worth it. If you just want a quick snack, then you might be better off sticking with something else.
Question: What can you use Monster Extract to Make?
Answer: Monster Extract has several purposes in Breath of the Wild. For starters, it’s one of the ingredients needed to dye your clothes purpose at the Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village. It’s all needed to make Monster Stew, Monster Curry, Monster Rice Balls, Monster Soup, and of course Monster Cake.
Monster Cake is a delicious dessert that can give Link effect bonuses or help him complete side quests. He can boost his health, electric resistance, heat resistance, cold resistance, endurance, strength, and defense with different types of Monster Cake.
With so many possible outcomes, it’s definitely worth taking the time to make a Monster Cake and see what kind of bonuses it will give Link. So, whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or something to help you in your adventures, Monster Cake is definitely the way to go.