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A cake of two or more layers with jam, cream, or icing between.
- ‘It's a heart-shaped layer cake, with pink frosting and frou-frou Valentine-y decorations, and it is served by hacking it in two with a cleaver.’
- ‘There should just be a party with jello shots and tequila and chocolate layer cake and music.’
- ‘He discerned the grid in the layer cake, the order in the display case.’
- ‘Carol and Laura had prepared a casserole and a chocolate layer cake, respectively.’
- ‘Aaron and Rachel had already cut out a slice of a beautiful white layer cake and shared the first dance.’
- ‘A slice of each six-inch-high layer cake weighs almost a pound, for goodness sakes.’
- ‘No dessert combines elegance and charm quite like a homemade layer cake.’
- ‘Norman was very angry that the house wasn't cleaned and his three layer cake was burned, but even more so by the fact that Shirley left the house without his permission.’
- ‘And then, just as we should have paid up and left happy, we discovered that Jenni's serves some of the very best old-fashioned layer cakes in town.’
- ‘And for dessert, we have banana layer cake with caramel cream and pecans.’
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- ‘In Vienna, the locals sit at little marble tables in cafes drinking tiny cups of coffee and eating a low, dense layer cake very much like this Dark Chocolate Torte.’
- ‘She prescribes sponge layer cakes or a tray of muffins to make the cook feel good and win the love and admiration of everyone around.’
- ‘Within a decade the slow-baked casserole and the homemade layer cake disappeared along with the starched party dress, and no one seemed to miss them.’
- ‘Okay, so you can't get your mind off that yummy looking apple pie or double chocolate layer cake - so have it.’
- ‘I wanted to make everything from scratch: brioche, croissants, Danish, pies, layer cakes, and of course bread.’
- ‘Sitting there on the little round dinning table was a beautiful three-step layer cake.’
- ‘We made a layer cake and arranged it on a thick piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil.’
- ‘My mother, ever wise, bought a first-edition copy, and sometime thereafter I began celebrating my birthdays with its raspberries-and-cream-cheese layer cake.’
- ‘Special features of the Austrian cuisine include the layer cakes such as Sachertorte for which Vienna is famous.’
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