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- ‘The boys' superb home-made vanilla ice-cream was creamy and lush, while the caramel shortcake was a cracking example.’
- ‘She baked mouth-watering cakes, mini chocolate muffins and millionaire shortcake to keep everyone happy.’
- ‘Blanched almonds, cloves, and rosewater may enhance their appearance and flavour; and their texture is like shortbread (or shortcake in N. America).’
2North American A rich dessert made from short pastry and topped with fruit and whipped cream.
- ‘Spoon sliced berries and any juices over shortcake.’
- ‘I preferred berries on shortcake with a big scoop of ice cream, but I had to admit those melons were sweet.’
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