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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cake

[kāk]
(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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.