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This whole arrangement of corps sectors has thus been likened to a layer cake. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Leave in the pan while you cook the fish cakes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She already is a great artist but this one took the cake for me. The Sun (2011)One problem is that cutting the cake exposes it to the air and makes it dry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is followed by cake and ice cream. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Turn the mixture into the cake tin. Asthma and Eczema - special diet cookbook (1989)To score is the icing on the cake. The Sun (2015)Roll the cake back to form a log. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Carefully fold the flour into the cake mix. The Sun (2014)Your lover is having his cake and eating it. The Sun (2014)Lipstick will cake and dry out in humidity. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Likes eating cake as well as jumping in muddy puddles with her brother. The Sun (2013)Turn out your potato cake and serve very hot. The Sun (2013)Top with a second cake and cover the top with the remaining cream cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It became a challenge and thrill to steal biscuits and cakes and eat them without anyone finding out. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Everything she puts her name to sells like hot cakes and moving into the art world could be very lucrative. The Sun (2010)We collapse in exhausted triumph with a glass of claret and a chunk of home-made cake. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The price of palm oil - used in products from cakes and soap - has risen by more than a fifth this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'cake'
British English: cake /keɪk/ NOUN
A cake is a sweet food made by baking a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, and fat.
...a piece of chocolate cake.
- American English: cake
- Arabic: كَعْك
- Brazilian Portuguese: bolo
- Chinese: 蛋糕
- Croatian: kolač
- Czech: dort
- Danish: kage
- Dutch: cake
- European Spanish: tarta
- Finnish: kakku
- French: gâteau
- German: Kuchen
- Greek: τούρτα
- Italian: torta
- Japanese: ケーキ
- Korean: 케이크
- Norwegian: kake
- Polish: ciasto
- European Portuguese: bolo
- Romanian: prăjitură
- Russian: пирожное
- Spanish: pastel
- Swedish: tårta
- Thai: ขนมเค้ก
- Turkish: kek
- Ukrainian: торт
- Vietnamese: bánh ngọt
Definition of cake from the Collins English Dictionary
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