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Cake integration for Azure DevOps.

This extension contains a custom build task that runs Cake build scripts for you.

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.

Run Cake scripts easily

The Cake Azure DevOps build tasks makes it easy to run a Cake script directly without having to invoke PowerShell or other commands line scripts. This makes it easy even for team members not familiar with Cake to add or adjust parameters passed to your build scripts.

How to use the build task

After installing this extension, a new task will become available called "Cake Task" when you add a new build step for a build definition.

Add Cake Task

By default, the Cake build step (when added to a build) will try to run the build.cake build script (found in the root of your repository) with the target Default. If you wish to run another build script or build target you can change this in the build step settings.

Configure Custom Build Step

Learn more

For more information about Cake, please see the Cake website or the Cake source code repository.


A big thank you has to go to JetBrains who provide each of the Cake Developers with an Open Source License for ReSharper that helps with the development of Cake.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.

.NET Foundation

This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.


Short YouTube videos of each of the releases of this extension can be found in this playlist.


To find out what was released in each version of this extension, check out the releases page.