- cake [ keık ] noun ***1. ) count or uncount a sweet food made by baking a mixture that usually contains sugar, eggs, flour, and butter or oil:a chocolate cakea birthday/wedding/Christmas cakea piece/slice of cake: Would you like a slice of cake?make/bake a cake: She was making a cake for Peter's birthday.2. ) count a small amount of food formed into a flat round shape and cooked:rice/potato cakes3. ) count a small hard block of something, especially soaphave your cake and eat it tooto have all the benefits of a situation when, in fact, having one thing means that you cannot have the otherlet them eat cakeused for talking about the attitude of someone who really does not care about a group of people or does not understand their problems although they pretend toa piece of cake INFORMALsomething that is very easytake the caketo be the worst, most shocking, or most annoying example of something=> ICING
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.