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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Some articles on cake:

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 German Dishes - Famous Dishes - Silesia
... 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 ...
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 Berliner, Bismarck Doughnuts round ... 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 ...
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-down cake Yōkan ...
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 ...

More definitions of "cake":

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

Famous quotes containing the word cake:

    Many people will say to working mothers, in effect, “I don’t think you can have it all.” The phrase for “have it all” is code for “have your cake and eat it too.” What these people really mean is that achievement in the workplace has always come at a price—usually a significant personal price; conversely, women who stayed home with their children were seen as having sacrificed a great deal of their own ambition for their families.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)

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

    We had hardly got out of the streets of Bangor before I began to be exhilarated by the sight of the wild fir and spruce tops, and those of other primitive evergreens, peering through the mist in the horizon. It was like the sight and odor of cake to a schoolboy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)