- a cake made in layers, with a cream, jelly, or other filling between them.
Origin of layer cake
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for layer cake
In the church parlor, when the show was done, they ate ice-cream and layer-cake.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
Mercy was as hungry for lessons as Heavy Stone was for layer-cake and macaroons.Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island
Fold in the chopped nuts, add the vanilla, pour into layer-cake pans, and bake.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Mix thoroughly and pour into two layer-cake pans prepared with buttered paper.
Bake in two layer-cake pans, fitted with waxed paper, in a moderate oven for twenty minutes.
- a cake made in layers with a filling
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