Topic: FOOD

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: kaka


1 noun
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
chocolate cake
birthday/wedding/Christmas cake
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/potato etc cake

DFF fish, rice etc that has been formed into a flat round shape and then cooked
3 [countable] a small block of something
cake of
a cake of soap

be a piece of cake

spoken to be very easy:
'How do you do that?' 'It's a piece of cake! Watch!'

take the cake

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!

have your cake and eat it

British English have your cake and eat it too American English spoken to have all the advantages of something without its disadvantages

a slice of the cake

British English a share of the profit, help etc that is available:
Both companies expect to get a big slice of the cake.

➔ sell like hot cakes

at hot cake (1)

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