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Cakesplosion is a premium uncommon zombie trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy class. It costs 4BrainPvZH.png to play, and its ability does 4 damage to a selected plant. Its closest plant counterpart is Sizzle.


Its name is a portmanteau of "cake," the real-life dessert it is based on, and "explosion," referring to its ability to damage plants.

Its description is most likely the recipe on how to make Cakesplosion.


  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribes: Imp Party Trick
  • Ability: Do 4 damage to a Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

4 eggs. 2 cups flour. 10 sticks TNT.



Cakesplosion is a trick that can do heavy damage to a single plant, making it suitable for picking on individual threats. This trick is especially useful at destroying certain annoying 3-strength plants, such as Briar Rose, Metal Petal Sunflower, and Bloomerang.

It can also help weaken some plants like Winter Squash if Rolling Stone or Weed Spray is unavailable. However, Z-Mech and Electric Boogaloo are better off not bringing this card due to them having Knockout and Locust Swarm respectively, which are generally more effective and do not activate "When hurt" abilities.

Although it is an Imp card, it can only damage plants, so Impfinity cannot use it to damage his opponent, and therefore cannot use it with Imp Commander to draw cards. However, Toxic Waste Imp can give Cakesplosion the PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly trait due to it being an Imp.

Cosmic Imp can also give Cakesplosion PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly if Conjured by one, meaning Cakesplosion will basically act as a cheaper version of Locust Swarm in both cases. However, the latter is very luck-based. As Electric Boogaloo, you can combine it with Evaporate in order to destroy a heavily boosted plant, but this strategy is not recommended as there is a cheaper combination that is equally, or more effective.

However, Cakesplosion shares the same drawbacks as Sizzle; it is outclassed by instant-kills in other classes such as Rocket Science, Locust Swarm, and Knockout. While the damaging ability is useful, Bungee Plumber is a cheaper and more versatile pick in almost all decks. Due to these reasons, Cakesplosion is a bad pick for most decks.


Just like all other tricks, there is not a way to counter this the turn it is played. If you are playing as Citron or Grass Knuckles and you are afraid that the zombie hero could use this against a strong plant, use Root Wall on the plant you want to keep alive that turn.

Citron can also use Peel Shield, which can protect multiple plants. Brainana can be played as all PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty heroes as well, although it only protects you for the turn it is played.

Any PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow or PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian hero, preferably Grass Knuckles, can greatly boost the health of their plants with Grow-Shroom, Steel Magnolia, and other relevant plants, which allows them to survive Cakesplosion. Mega-Grow heroes can also protect their plants with Umbrella Leaf, although your opponent can target Umbrella Leaf instead.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Cakesplosion
China Simplified Chinese 蛋糕炸弹
Traditional Chinese 蛋糕爆炸
France French Explosion pâtissière
Germany German Kuchenexplosion
Italy Italian Tortesplosione
Japan Japanese ケーキ爆弾
South Korea Korean 케이크 폭발
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Explobolo
Russia Russian Тортострофа
Spain Spanish Explosión de tarta


  • On the picture of the Professor Brainstorm Ally Pack and the Early To The Party Pack, the Imp in the Cakesplosion is seen with hair, this error was fixed in a later update.
    • This version of Cakesplosion can also be seen in an early version of Spudow's introduction comic, confirming this was the early design of Cakesplosion.
  • It is the first zombie to be based on cake in the whole series of the game, with the second being the #caketank in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
    • Coincidentally, both of them are controlled by Imps.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
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Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
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Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
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Token Cards Zom-Bats
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
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Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
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Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
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Token Cards Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
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Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo-Yeti
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