[ seed-keyk ]

  1. a sweet cake containing aromatic seeds, usually caraway.

Origin of seedcake

First recorded in 1565–75; seed + cake

Words Nearby seedcake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use seedcake in a sentence

  • Softly she gave me in my mouth the seedcake warm and chewed.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • The cousin's wife felt Jinnet's home-baked seedcake was a deliberate taunt at her own inefficiency in the baking line.

    Erchie | (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Fancy asking a person to come and eat seedcake, and that dreadful lemonade made with tartaric acid.

    Girls New and Old | L. T. Meade

British Dictionary definitions for seedcake


/ (ˈsiːdˌkeɪk) /

  1. a sweet cake flavoured with caraway seeds and lemon rind or essence

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