What is Cake?

Cake (C# Make) is a cross platform build automation system with a C# DSL to do things like compiling code, copy files/folders, running unit tests, compress files and build NuGet packages.

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Cake is built on top of the Roslyn compiler which enables you to write your build scripts in C#.

Cross platform

Cake is available on Windows, Linux and macOS.


Regardless if you're building on your own machine, or building on a CI system such as AppVeyor, TeamCity, TFS, VSTS or Jenkins, Cake is built to behave in the same way.

Batteries included

Cake supports the most common tools used during builds such as MSBuild, MSTest, xUnit, NUnit, NuGet, ILMerge, WiX and SignTool out of the box.

Open source

We believe in open source and so should you. The source code for Cake is hosted on GitHub and includes everything needed to build it yourself.