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
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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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