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Cakes and biscuits

baking sheet

noun

a baking tray

biscuit

noun

a type of small flat dry cake that is usually sweet and round. The usual American word is cookie

brandy snap

noun

a sweet hard biscuit in the shape of a tube, flavoured with ginger

brownie

noun

a type of flat chocolate cake, served in squares

bun

noun

a small round cake, especially with a sweet sticky surface

buttercream

noun

a soft sweet food made of sugar and butter, used on top of or between the layers of a cake

cake

noun

a sweet food made by baking a mixture that usually contains sugar, eggs, flour, and butter or oil

cake mix

noun

a powder that you add eggs and milk or water to and then bake in the oven to make a cake

centre

noun

the middle of a chocolate, sweet, or cake

cheesecake

noun

a type of cake made of biscuits, soft cheese, and sometimes fruit

Chelsea bun

noun

a small round cake with dried fruit in it and sugar on the top

chocolate chip cookie

noun

a type of biscuit that contains small pieces of chocolate

Christmas cake

noun

a heavy fruit cake eaten at Christmas in the UK

cone

noun

a cone shape that you put ice cream in and eat

cookie

noun

a small sweet biscuit

cornet

noun

a cone for ice cream

cracker

noun

a type of thin dry hard biscuit often eaten with cheese

cream cracker

noun

a thin dry hard biscuit usually eaten with cheese

creampuff

noun

a small light cake that is empty inside and can be filled with whipped cream

crispbread

noun

a thin hard biscuit made from rye or wheat

crumpet

noun

a flat round cake eaten hot with butter

cupcake

noun

a small round cake with icing (=a thick sweet substance made from sugar) on top

Danish

noun

a Danish pastry

Danish pastry

noun

a flat sweet cake for one person, containing fruit and nuts and often with icing on the top

devil’s food cake

noun

a type of chocolate cake often eaten in the US

digestive biscuit

noun

in the UK, a type of biscuit that is made from wheat and is slightly sweet

duff

noun

a type of cake

Eccles cake

noun

a type of small cake filled with dried currants (=fruit)

éclair

noun

a type of cake shaped like a tube with chocolate on top and cream inside

fairy cake

noun

a small round cake, usually with icing on top

filling

noun

the cream, fruit etc that forms the inside part of a cake or pie

flan

noun

a cake or pie without a top that has a filling of cheese, fruit, or vegetables

flapjack

noun

a biscuit made of oats, butter, and syrup

fortune cookie

noun

a hard thin Chinese biscuit that has a piece of paper inside with a message about your future on it

frosting

noun

icing for a cake

fruitcake

noun

a heavy cake containing dried fruit

gateau

noun

a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate

gingerbread

noun

a type of cake made with ginger

gingerbread man

noun

a biscuit with a ginger flavour in the shape of a person

ginger nut

noun

a type of biscuit that has a strong ginger flavour

glacé icing

noun

a sugar layer for a cake that makes it look smooth and shiny

hot cross bun

noun

a sweet cake for one person, marked with a small cross on the top and traditionally eaten at Easter

ice-cream cone

noun

a hard thin biscuit shaped like a cone, that you can put ice cream in, or one of these with ice cream in it

macaroon

noun

a type of biscuit made from sugar, egg white, and nuts

Madeira cake

noun

a type of pale yellow cake

muffin

noun

a small sweet cake that often contains fruit

oatcake

noun

a biscuit that people usually eat with cheese and other savoury foods, made from oats

pancake

noun

a small thick round cake made in the same way

pastry

noun

a type of cake made from sweet pastry

patisserie

noun

the cakes that a patisserie sells

petit four

noun

a type of small sweet cake or biscuit

piping

noun

thin lines of cream, icing etc put on food as a decoration

pretzel

noun

a type of cracker that people often eat between meals or with beer. It is baked in the shape of a stick or a knot and covered with salt.

profiterole

noun

a small round pastry shaped like a small ball that is filled with cream and has chocolate on the top

rock cake

noun

a small hard cake with a rough surface that has dried fruit inside

sandwich

noun

a cake made of two layers with jam or cream in the middle

scone

noun

a small soft cake that sometimes contains dried fruit. You usually eat scones with butter.

Scotch pancake

noun

a small thick flat round cake made of eggs, flour, and milk, usually eaten with butter

shortbread

noun

a hard sweet biscuit made with a large amount of butter

shortcake

noun

shortbread

shortcake

noun

a plain type of cake that is usually served with fruit and cream on top of it

simnel cake

noun

a type of cake containing dried fruit, traditionally eaten at Easter

sponge

noun

sponge cake

sponge cake

noun

a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar

swiss roll

noun

a cake made by rolling a thin flat cake with a sweet substance such as jam spread on top into a shape like a tube

teacake

noun

a type of small round cake with raisins in it

tray bake

noun

a cake made on a baking tray and cut into square pieces

wafer

noun

a very thin biscuit

waffle

noun

a flat cake that has deep square marks on both sides

water biscuit

noun

a thin light biscuit that is often eaten with cheese

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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