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cake,

originally a small mass of dough baked by turning on a spit; in present usage a dessert made of flour, sugar, eggs, seasonings, usually some leavening and liquid besides the eggs, and shortening. This last ingredient is not always used; unshortened cakes depend mainly on beaten eggs for leavening (e.g., spongecake and angel food cake). The early method of making sweet cake was by adding other ingredients to a portion of bread dough. Some cakes, such as fruitcake or poundcake, called for many eggs and for wine, brandy, or sack (an Elizabethan wine); these ingredients supplying the leavening agent. Modern cakes are generally raised with baking powder, baking soda, or beaten eggs.

Cake

 

a layer of solid particles remaining on a filtration surface after the filtration of a suspension. Cake has a 12–20 percent moisture content, depending on the size, wettability, and shape of the particles in the suspension.

cake

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(mining engineering)
Solidified drill sludge.
That portion of a drilling mud adhering to the walls of a borehole.
To form into a mass, as when ore sinters together in roasting, or coal cakes in coking.

Cake

(dreams)
It may symbolize the sweet and pleasurable parts of life. The dream may be interpreted according to your interaction with the cake in the dream.
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He had never considered going to jail, or whether, if he did, his mother would bring him cake in a basket.
If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
They would smouch provisions from the pantry whenever they got a chance; or a brass thimble, or a cake of wax, or an emery bag, or a paper of needles, or a silver spoon, or a dollar bill, or small articles of clothing, or any other property of light value; and so far were they from considering such reprisals sinful, that they would go to church and shout and pray the loudest and sincerest with their plunder in their pockets.
Tom divided the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while Tom nibbled at his moiety.
Aaron shrank back a little, and rubbed his head against his mother's shoulder, but still thought the piece of cake worth the risk of putting his hand out for it.
Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words `EAT ME' were beautifully marked in currants.
But a person cannot live on "seed wigs" and sponge-cake and butter- buns--not even when the sponge- cake is as good as Timothy's!
The four corners were garnished with plates of cake.
One day her mother said to her: 'Come, Little Red-Cap, here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine; take them to your grandmother, she is ill and weak, and they will do her good.
If you had been good and had gone back to your office, I would have brought you down some cake and cocoa.
The provincial held by the hand a big boy, who held in his a large, flat cake.
The old people sat with the old, the young with the young, and the hostess at the tea table, on which stood exactly the same kind of cakes in a silver cake basket as the Panins had at their party.