shortcake


shortcake

noun

  1. a cake made with a relatively large amount of butter or other shortening.
  2. a dessert made of short, sometimes sweetened, biscuit dough baked or split in layers, with a filling or topping of strawberries or other fruit.

noun

  1. a kind of shortbread made from a rich biscuit dough
  2. a dessert made of layers of shortcake filled with fruit and cream
n.

also short-cake, 1590s, from short (see shortening) + cake (n.).

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