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Dessert vs. Cake

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Dessertnoun

A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal

Cakenoun

A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.

Dessertnoun

A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.

‘"An 't please your honor," quoth the peasant,"This same dessert is not so pleasant."’;

Cakenoun

A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.

‘an oatmeal cake’; ‘a johnnycake’;

Dessertnoun

a dish served as the last course of a meal

Cakenoun

A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.

‘buckwheat cakes’;

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Dessert

Dessert () is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur.

Cakenoun

A block of any of various dense materials.

‘a cake of soap’; ‘a cake of sand’;

Cakenoun

(slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.

Cakenoun

(slang) Money.

Cakenoun

Used to describe the doctrine of having one's cake and eating it too, particularly regarding the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations.

Cakeverb

(transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.

‘His shoes are caked with mud.’;

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Cakeverb

To form into a cake, or mass.

Cakenoun

A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.

Cakenoun

A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.

Cakenoun

A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.

Cakenoun

A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.

‘Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.’;

Cakeverb

To form into a cake, or mass.

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Cakeverb

To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.

‘Clotted blood that caked within.’;

Cakeverb

To cackle as a goose.

Cakenoun

a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax);

‘a bar of chocolate’;

Cakenoun

small flat mass of chopped food

Cakenoun

made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs

Cakeverb

form a coat over;

‘Dirt had coated her face’;

Cake

Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.

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