from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of cake composed of pastry stuck with almonds, saturated with wine, and served with custard sauce; also, any stale cake similarly treated and served. It is used as a dessert.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • One morning about thirty dollars 'worth of bread (it must have been tipsy-cake), which the baker was conveying to Smith's Bar, fell overboard, and sailed merrily away towards Marysville.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • The tipsy-cake, like the wreck of the _Royal George_, was rescued from the foaming ocean in which it had been imbedded.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 23, 1841

  • They would as soon have thought of having supper without trifle, tipsy-cake, and syllabub, in those days, as of finishing the evening without Sir Roger.

    Mrs. Day's Daughters

  • "Is it the tipsy-cake, then?" said Maggie, exerting her hypothetic powers, while she leaned forward toward Tom with her eyes fixed on the hovering knife.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The tipsy-cake doesn't matter, because it can be made without alcohol.

    Half a Hero A Novel

  • "I almost wish we had not attempted the tipsy-cake, and had stuck to my original suggestion," said Thaddeus.

    Paste Jewels

  • "I gave Ellen the bottle of brandy you gave me for the tipsy-cake, and -- and she drank half of it."

    Paste Jewels

  • "It's all because of the tipsy-cake," said Bessie.

    Paste Jewels

  • But on the other hand, he knew there would be jellies, and savoury pie, and strawberries, and tipsy-cake, at home that night.

    The Willoughby Captains

  • He liked the sound of the jellies and the tipsy-cake, and just at present he knew of no special reason for "funking" the doctor.

    The Willoughby Captains


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.