Hurthling cake ( % )
Item Type Food
Artifact? No
Weight 30s
Danger Level 1
Material Nonmetallic

Hurthling cakes are one of the basic types of food in ADOM. When eaten, they grant a certain amount of satiation that depends on their B/U/C status. See the Satiation Value table below for details.

Cursed hurthling cakes are made of real hurthling. A troll that eats a cursed hurtling cake thus gets a greater satiation value than if they ate a blessed cake; thus making the item nearly unique, in the fact that its cursed state provides more benefit to certain PCs than its blessed state (the same is true of spider bread and dark elves). However, races other than trolls will be stunned by the horrible realization.


Food of some type is required in ADOM to ward off starvation and death. Hurthling cakes are not exactly efficient in the mid-to-late game due to their weight and low satiation value. Trolls can benefit slightly more from hurthling cakes than other races; particularly cursed ones.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------------- blessed hurthling cake---------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.

Satiation Value[]

Blessed Uncursed Cursed
125 100 50