- The definition of cake is a sweet dessert made from flour, eggs, sugar and other ingredients that is round or square and that is baked, or a flat mass of food that is baked or fried.
- The two-tiered dessert you serve at your wedding with a bride and groom topper on top is an example of a cake.
- A mixture of crab, bread crumbs and mayo that is fried is an example of a cake.
- Cake is defined as to become dried and stuck on, or dried into a solid mass.
When a child goes out and plays in mud and the mud gets all over his clothes and dries on them, this is an example of when the child is caked with mud.
A cake with a large slice missing.
cake definition by Webster's New World
- a small, flat mass of dough or batter, or of some hashed food, that is baked or fried
- a mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing
- a solid, shaped mass, as of soap or ice
- a hard crust or deposit
Origin: Middle English ; from Old Norse kaka ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gag-, an unverified form gog-, something round, lump of something (orig. ; from baby talk) from source German kuchen: not connected with cook and amp; Classical Latin coquere
cake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sweet baked food made of flour, liquid, eggs, and other ingredients, such as raising agents and flavorings.
- A flat rounded mass of dough or batter, such as a pancake that is baked or fried.
- A flat rounded mass of hashed or chopped food that is baked or fried; a patty.
- A shaped or molded piece, as of soap or ice.
- A layer or deposit of compacted matter: a cake of grime in the oven.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse kaka.
cake - Phrases/Idioms
take the cake
Etymology: < the practice of awarding a cake as a prize