What is cake?

  • (noun): A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax).
    Synonyms: bar
    See also — Additional definitions below


Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet baked dessert. In its oldest forms, cakes were normally fried breads or cheesecakes, and normally had a disk shape. Determining whether a given food should be classified as bread, cake, or pastry can be difficult.

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List Of German Dishes - Famous Dishes - Silesia
... carp and cheeses, Bohemian goulash, Austrian sausage and Pfefferkuchen (pepper cakes) ... Breslau 'sweet bites' Schlesischer Striezel Cake Silesian Christmas cake made from yeast dough ... Schlesischer Mohnstollen (Silesian poppy cake) Cake Silesian Christmas cake made from yeast dough and filled with poppy seeds ...
Cake - History
... The term "cake" has a long history ... Although clear examples of the difference between cake and bread are easy to find, the precise classification has always been elusive ... may be properly considered either a quick bread or a cake ...
List Of Hungarian Dishes - Sweets and Cakes
... Name Image Region Description Dobos torta Dobosh torte Dobos cake sponge cake layered with chocolate paste and glazed with caramel and nuts Fánk ... Bejgli (cake roll eaten at Christmas and Easter ... Kürtőskalács Stove cake or Chimney cake, cooked over an open fire—a Transylvanian specialty, famous as Hungary's oldest pastry Csöröge crispy, light Hungarian Angel Wing fry cookies a ...
Saint Honore Cake Shop
... Saint Honore Cake Shop (Chinese 聖安娜餅屋) is one of the largest bakery and cake chain stores in Hong Kong ...
List Of Hawaiian Dishes - Desserts
... Butter mochi Chantilly cake Chiffon cake Chichi dango Dobash cake Guri-guri Halo halo Haupia Haupia cake Hawaiian shave ice Ko'elepalau Kulolo Mochi Pineapple upside-do ...

More definitions of "cake":

  • (noun): Made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs.
  • (noun): Small flat mass of chopped food.
    Synonyms: patty
  • (verb): Form a coat over.
    Synonyms: coat

Famous quotes containing the word cake:

    Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)

    The first year was like icing.
    Then the cake started to show through.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    “It is such a beautiful day I had to write you a letter
    From the tower, and to show I’m not mad:
    I only slipped on the cake of soap of the air
    And drowned in the bathtub of the world....”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)