Synonyms for cake

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Its texture is practically the same as that of the other cake.

They should be applied to the cake in the same way as icings.

Only the whites of the eggs are used, and so the cake is white in color.

It is used for the icing of cake or the making of French candies.

Mom Beck had stepped into the pantry for more eggs for the cake she was making.

It is needless to say that he won; and the cake duly came back to him.

Heap it all over the pile of cake, so as entirely to cover it.

The fire should then be withdrawn, and the cake allowed to get cold in the oven.

Wrapped in a thick cloth, this cake will keep soft for a week.

You may make maccaroons with icing that is left from a cake.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old Norse kaka "cake," from West Germanic *kokon- (cf. Middle Dutch koke, Dutch koek, Old High German huohho, German Kuchen). Not now believed to be related to Latin coquere "to cook," as formerly supposed. Replaced its Old English cognate, coecel.

Originally (until early 15c.) "a flat, round loaf of bread." Piece of cake "something easy" is from 1936. The let them eat cake story is found in Rousseau's "Confessions," in reference to an incident c.1740, long before Marie Antoinette, though it has been associated with her since c.1870; it apparently was a chestnut in the French royal family that had been told of other princesses and queens before her.

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