Meaning of “cake” in the English Dictionary

"cake" in British English

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cakenoun

uk /keɪk/ us /keɪk/

cake noun (FOOD)

A1 [ C or U ] a sweet food made with a mixture of flour, eggs, fat, and sugar:

Would you like a piece of/a slice of/some cake?
cream cakes
He made/baked a delicious cake.
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  • He cut the cake into six pieces and gave each child a slice.
  • Is there any of that lemon cake left?
  • Bake the cake in a hot oven, about 220°C, for 30 minutes.
  • "I adore chocolate cake, " said Susannah, smacking her lips.
  • We were offered a selection of cakes and pastries with our tea.

cakeverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /keɪk/ us /keɪk/

(Definition of “cake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cake" in American English

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cakenoun

us /keɪk/

cake noun (FOOD)

[ C/U ] a sweet food made from flour, eggs, fat, and sugar mixed together and baked:

cake noun (SHAPE)

[ C ] a small, flat object made by pressing together a soft substance:

a cake of soap

(Definition of “cake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)