a pancake or griddlecake.
sell/go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
Origin of hot cake
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
Regional variation note
1. See pancake.
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sell like hot cakes
see like hot cakes.
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