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Definition of "shortcake" [short•cake]

  • A dessert consisting of a biscuit or cake served with fruit and topped with cream. (noun)
  • The biscuit or cake made for this dessert. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shortcake" in a sentence
  • "Strawberry shortcake is typically made with a biscuit-like cake or scone that is split and filled with strawberries and sweetened whipped cream."
  • "Strawberry shortcake is one of those matches made in heaven ..."
  • "Strawberry shortcake is a simple dish — a sliced biscuit, lightly sweetened strawberries and fluffy, whipped cream are its only requirements."