cake1 S2 W3
1 [uncountable and countable]DF
a soft sweet food made by baking a mixture of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs:
cake and ice cream
Do you want some birthday cake?
slice/piece of cake
Would you like a slice of cake?
make/bake a cake
Sally decided to bake him a cake.
fish, rice etc that has been formed into a flat round shape and then cooked
a small block of something
a cake of soap
to be very easy:
'How do you do that?' 'It's a piece of cake! Watch!'
5 also take the biscuit British English informal
to be worse than anything else you can imagine:
I've heard some pretty dumb ideas, but that takes the cake!
6 British English have your cake and eat it too American English spoken
to have all the advantages of something without its disadvantages
7 British English
a share of the profit, help etc that is available:
Both companies expect to get a big slice of the cake.