Definition of shortcake in English:

shortcake

noun

mass noun
  • 1British Shortbread.

    • ‘Blanched almonds, cloves, and rosewater may enhance their appearance and flavour; and their texture is like shortbread (or shortcake in N. America).’
    • ‘She baked mouth-watering cakes, mini chocolate muffins and millionaire shortcake to keep everyone happy.’
    • ‘The boys' superb home-made vanilla ice-cream was creamy and lush, while the caramel shortcake was a cracking example.’
  • 2North American A rich dessert made from short pastry and topped with fruit and whipped cream.

    • ‘I preferred berries on shortcake with a big scoop of ice cream, but I had to admit those melons were sweet.’
    • ‘Spoon sliced berries and any juices over shortcake.’

Origin

Late 16th century: see shortbread.

Pronunciation

shortcake

/ˈʃɔːtkeɪk/