Did you mayhaps mean ashame?
- From its being baked in hot ashes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He had a piece of roasted pork and "ashcake," and offered me some which I was afraid to refuse Of course I did not inform on him.”
“I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, and after eating an ashcake and rinsing my tired limbs, I followed Mary out the door.”
“Marster fed us plenty ashcake, fresh meat, and ash roasted”
“They biled in pots hangin 'from hooks on a iron bar that went all the way 'cross the fireplace, and the bakin' was done in skillets and ovens, but sometimes bread was wropt up in cabbage or collard leaves and baked in hot ashes; that was ashcake.”
“Us had dem good old red peas cooked wid side meat in a pot in de fireplace, and ashcake to go wid 'em.”
“You had to dust off de bread 'fore you et it, but ashcake was mighty good, folks what lived off of it didn't git sick lak dey does now a-eatin 'dis white flour bread all de time.”
“Under the blazing logs, which filled the hut with an almost unbearable heat, an ashcake was buried beneath a little gravelike mound of ashes.”
“Brer Fox sez, sezee, he gwine ter bake hoecake; Brer Rabbit sez, sezee, he gwine ter make ashcake.”
“Less de noddin er de nigger give de ashcake a chill”
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