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layer cake

  1. a cake made in layers, with a cream, jelly, or other filling between them.
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Origin of layer cake

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for layer cake

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for layer cake

layer cake

  1. a cake made in layers with a filling
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