Definition of shortcake
1 : a crisp and often unsweetened biscuit or cookie
2a : a dessert made typically of very short baking-powder-biscuit dough spread with sweetened fruitb : a dish consisting of a rich biscuit split and covered with a meat mixture
Recent Examples of shortcake from the Web
A berry parfait is one of several desserts, the unique touch here being an olive-oil cake that serves as a base for what could be a messy take on a strawberry shortcake of sorts.
Strawberry shortcake ($5) will be available on the church lawn from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The free concert begins at 4:30 in the sanctuary.
Gilley’s at Treasure Island is serving lunch ($20) and dinner ($40) with such offerings as chicken tortilla soup, St. Louis-style spare ribs and, for dessert (at dinner), banana caramel pudding, peach cobbler or strawberry shortcake.
The meal includes pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, strawberry shortcake and a beverage for $12 per person.
The festival offers free strawberry shortcake, as well as children’s games and free chair massages and blood pressure screenings.
A fun time will be had at the Strawberry Shortcake and Bingo celebration, on June 19 at 1 p.m. Strawberry shortcake is $2.
In his freshman year of high school, David Cardenas waited 90 minutes to get a slice of strawberry shortcake at the annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.
That’s a wonderful topping for ice cream or shortcake.
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First Known Use of shortcake
SHORTCAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortcake for English Language Learners
: a dessert made with a rich cake that is served with sweetened fruit on top
SHORTCAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of shortcake for Students
: a dessert made usually of rich biscuit dough baked and served with sweetened fruit
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