Adjective "Cakey" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'It's a bit cakey and sweet, but there are some good, real herb flavours coming through.'
  2. 'The candied orange and lemon peel infused a pleasantly marmalade-like flavour to counteract the sweetness of this light, eggy, cakey, sweet bread.'
  3. 'It was a warm cream vanilla sauce over a cakey puddingy mound.'
  4. 'There's plenty of yellow, sweet, and cakey stuff to go around.'
  5. 'And of course, mint tea and sticky cakey things.'
  6. 'I think the main difference was that the Petit Gâteau, being Petit and individual, included slightly more cakey edges: mine was a big cake cut into squares, which necessarily changes the texture somewhat.'
  7. 'Although references I've found describe it as a sweet yeast bread, just a bit denser than panettone, Peter's version is more cakey than yeasty, a texture reminiscent of biscotti, but moister.'
  8. 'The tiramisu was of the cakey variety, and it seemed quite scrumptious though none of us could take more than a few bites of it.'
  9. 'We would also have wished for more textural contrast in the Yu: it was wonderfully moussey and aerial, but my palate was hoping for something cakey or crunchy to round it out.'
  10. 'They're fresher, less cakey, lighter and closer to what donuts were intended to be when Mr. Donut Inventor invented them.'



1. a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring.

2. a flat, thin mass of bread, especially unleavened bread.

3. pancake; griddlecake.

4. a shaped or molded mass of other food: a fish cake.

5. a shaped or compressed mass: a cake of soap; a cake of ice.

6. Animal Husbandry. a compacted block of soybeans, cottonseeds, or linseeds from which the oil has been pressed, usually u