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n. Chiefly Southern US

[From its being baked in hot ashes.]


(Cookery) a cake or bread that contains cornmeal and is cooked in the embers of a fire
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Noun1.ashcake - corn bread wrapped in cabbage leaves and baked in hot ashes (southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal
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These comprise the Brandermill branch on Harbour Park Drive, the Staples Mill branch in the Staples Mill Plaza Shopping Center, the Ashland branch on Ashcake Road, the Laburnum branch at 4390 South Laburnum Avenue and the Midlothian branch on in the Sycamore Square Shopping Center on Midlothian Turnpike.
My mom's whole generation bakes ashcake because they were taught destruction only came for others.
Asoka, also known as Ashcake was a kingdom that was located in the south of India.