• WordNet 3.6
    • n shortcake very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hostess Twinkies were invented in 1931 by James Dewar, manager of Continental Bakeries' Chicago factory. He envisioned the product as a way of using the company's thousands of shortcake pans which were otherwise employed only during the strawberry season. Originally called Little Shortcake Fingers, they were renamed Twinkie Fingers, and finally "Twinkies."
    • n Shortcake An unsweetened breakfast cake shortened with butter or lard, rolled thin, and baked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shortcake A rich crisp tea-cake, made short with butter, sweetened, and baked rather thin. A broad, flat, thin cake made crisp and short with lard or butter, and served up hot.
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In literature:

The only wonder is that those revisers did not insert strawberry shortcake and ice cream in place of daily bread.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
When they take it out of the bags it looks something like a sheet of shortcake before it's cut or baked.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
Puff paste makes a delicious strawberry shortcake.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
If you could get me enough berries for a shortcake it would be worth it.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
One noon she so far forgot herself as to ask for a second helping of strawberry shortcake.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
You get Cherry to save me some strawberry shortcake.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Priscilla will help make the shortcake, I'm sure.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
Wouldn't you want that piece of shortcake?
"The Tale of Old Dog Spot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Enough in it for the pair of ye, with strawberry shortcake to match!
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
One morning in the early days of October, Christine was sitting sewing, and Margot was making shortcake.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

In news:

There's only one strawberry shortcake.
There is an ongoing dispute in Hoosier land about what constitutes strawberry shortcake.
Courtesy of Land O' Lakes Raspberry Mango Grilled Shortcake.
Bring on the berries, bake up the cakes, and whip up the cream -- it's shortcake season.
A layered Strawberry Shortcake and a refreshing Strawberry Smoothie are great ways to take advantage of fresh berries.
A short path to shortcake nirvana.
Pumpkin Shortcake from Ice Box Cafe.
Little Strawberry Shortcake Click to enlarge.
Logan dressed in Strawberry Shortcake costume for Halloween having fun in the yard.
Blueberry Peach In Season Shortcake .
0 Strawberry shortcake for dinner.
Peachy twist on shortcake .
You know when you start seeing red, ripe strawberries in the supermarket, at the farm stands, or out in the fields at the U-pick that it's time for shortcake .
Triple Berry Ice Cream Shortcake .
IOS 6 Banner Sighted, Phil Schiller Profiled, Strawberry Shortcake .