from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cake flavored with a spice of some kind, as ginger, nutmeg, or cinnamon.


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  • The cheese, too, received distinguished marks of their attention; and a 'spice-cake,' which followed by way of dessert, vanished like a vision, and was no more found.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • On Christmas-day she and her husband walked to the poor old woman (whose calf she had been set to seek in former and less happy days), carrying with them a great spice-cake to make glad her heart.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • I watched anxiously for Gorodetz, went ashore, and bought the biggest "spice-cake"

    Russian Rambles

  • Th 'ale wor i'th' cellar, an th 'spice-cake i'th' bin,

    Yorkshire Lyrics Poems written in the Dialect as Spoken in the West Riding of Yorkshire. To which are added a Selection of Fugitive Verses not in the Dialect

  • After a nice supper of hot biscuits, honey, cheese, and spice-cake, they all started for prayer meeting, locking the house behind them; for Dr. Hilton had business in the next town, and was to be gone all night.

    Little Grandmother

  • Aspasia, Chloe, and all of you whose forms the chisel of the Greeks immortalized, to the despair of the belles of to-day, never did your charming mouths enjoy the smoothness of a meringue _à la vanille_ or _à la rose_; hardly did you rise to the height of a spice-cake.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

  • _Mother_ bid me, this morrow, carry a basket of eggs and a spice-cake

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall

  • Hereupon, the offended fowl stalked away on his long stilts, and utterly withdrew his notice from Phoebe and the rest of human nature, until she made her peace with an offering of spice-cake, which, next to snails, was the delicacy most in favor with his aristocratic taste.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • Mr. Weston was now gone, and we too went on our way; but as we returned, after having deposited the hare in a farm-house, and demolished some spice-cake and currant-wine in exchange, we met him returning also from the execution of his mission, whatever it might be.

    Agnes Grey

  • The great men, it is probable, he entertained at his own house, but to the multitude of Israel, men and women (and children, says Josephus), he dealt to every one a cake of bread (a spice-cake, so some), a good piece of flesh -- a handsome decent piece

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)


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