hoe·​cake | \ ˈhō-ˌkāk How to pronounce hoecake (audio) \

Definition of hoecake

: a small cake made of cornmeal

Examples of hoecake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Preparing 1 hoecake at a time, drop a scant 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook on one side for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Mount Vernon Hoecakes," 10 Feb. 2021 Take, for example, the complimentary biscuits atop hoecakes, which are summarily deposited on your table pre-meal. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Paula Deen brings Southern favorites to the Dallas area. Just don't expect a diet plate | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 Southerners who grew up with hoecakes will appreciate the taste and texture immediately. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Not Every Coaching Career Starts at a Urinal, but Most Have Equally Humble Beginnings," 19 Feb. 2018 The redneck taco—your choice of pork, brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey, or catfish—on a cornbread hoecake is reaching legendary status. Bon Appetit, "Martin’s BBQ," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hoecake

1745, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Hoecake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoecake. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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