hot cake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hot cake a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
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Idioms

Dropped like a hot cake - If something is dropped like a hot cake, it is rejected or disposed of very quickly.
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Sell like hot cakes - If a product is selling very well, it is selling like hot cakes.
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Usage

In literature:

The boy did not suspect her object till she placed on the table a plate of Indian cakes hot from the oven and he was invited to partake.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
His mouth was full of hot cakes, but he nodded across at Curly in a casual friendly way.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The only way in which we could use the flour was to make it into johnny cakes, and eat them hot.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Can't I have hot tea-cakes?
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
The little cake was hot!
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Whenever you wish to make a soup of them, nothing more is necessary, than to put a quart of water to one of the cakes, and heat it very hot.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
And they'll sell like hot cakes!
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Sir Harry found plenty to tell her as Mrs. Sparsit brewed the tea and prepared the hot buttered cakes.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Pedro's makin' hot cakes.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Hester, bring in some hot cakes.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
They sold like hot-cakes.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
This is a very good pudding hot, and equally so as a cake when cold.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Line your pattypans with paste; bake the cakes of a nice brown, and serve them up between hot and cold.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
The cakes are all cooked and are piping hot!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
They go like hot-cakes, the boxes do, for they all know how good the salve is!
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
The whole camp's on fire, and the wind driving it into the woods like hot-cakes!
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
Remove from oven; invert cake on a hot serving platter.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
To be eaten hot with butter as a tea cake, or with lemon sauce or with sugar and cream as a pudding.
"The Apple" by Various
Mix thoroughly, make small flat cakes, roll lightly in flour and fry in hot lard.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
I still remember those hot cakes.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
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In poetry:

When the skillet seethes, and a blubbering hot
Tilts the lid of the coffee-pot,
And the scent of the buckwheat cake grows plain--
O then is the time for a brave refrain!
""A Brave Refrain"" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Chocolate cake for hot flashes.
A lingering funnel cake fragrance jumbled with homemade jams and hot pork skins permeated the streets of Bostwick Saturday.
Blown and hot sculpted glass, enamel , mirror, found Bundt cake pans.
Chamber event is full of booths, quilts and hot cakes.
When cake is done, poke holes in the cake while hot.
Can Smokey Bear and the Alabama Watermelon Queen take a robot squirrel into their hot air balloon while lugging a sack of talking urinal cakes.
News»Whats Hot» Ace of Cakes.
There was that day when I fed the Scene staff cake shots made out of hot sauce.
Our cameras caught local vendors setting up to sell everything from hamburgers to hot dogs and funnel cakes.
Shoney's Free Hot Fudge Cake Dec 6.
Get a free hot fudge cake.
'Cake Boss' in hot water with transgender community after 'man' comment.
At the end of the run, the famous Magnolia Pancake Haus will be serving up hot cakes.
We have some great giveaways that are going like HOT CAKES.
Enjoy slices of cake after your holiday meal with hot tea.
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