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 fun time will be had at the Strawberry Shortcake and Bingo celebration, on June 19 at 1 p.m. Strawberry shortcake is $2.
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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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