Definition of cake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    cake

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    noun
    NAmE//keɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a sweet food made from a mixture of flour, eggs, butter, sugar, etc. that is baked in an oven. Cakes are made in various shapes and sizes and are often decorated, for example with icing a piece/slice of cake to make/bake a cake a chocolate cake a birthday cake a cake pan see also angel food cake, fruit cake, sponge cake, wedding cake
  2. 2 [countable] a food mixture that is cooked in a round flat shape potato cakes see also fish cake
  3. Idioms
    go/sell like hot cakes
     
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    to sell quickly or in great numbers
    have your cake and eat it too
     
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    to have the advantages of something without its disadvantages; to have both things that are available
    the icing/frosting on the cake
     
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    something extra and not essential that is added to an already good situation or experience and that makes it even better It's an added bonus—the icing on the cake.
    a piece of cake(informal)
     
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    a thing that is very easy to do
    take the cake(informal)
     
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    to be the most surprising, annoying, etc. thing that has happened or that someone has done
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cake