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hot·cake

also hot cake  (hŏt′kāk′)
n.
Idiom:
go/sell like hotcakes Informal
To be disposed of quickly; be in great demand: Programs for the championship game went like hotcakes.

hot′ cake`

or hot′cake`,


n.
a pancake or griddlecake.
Idioms:
sell or go like hot cakes, to be bought, taken, or disposed of very quickly, esp. in quantity.
[1675–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot cake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddlehot cake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
buckwheat cake - a pancake made with buckwheat flour
buttermilk pancake - a pancake made with buttermilk
blini, bliny - Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
blintz, blintze - (Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked
crape, French pancake, crepe - small very thin pancake
german pancake, pfannkuchen - puffy mildly sweet lemon-flavored egg mixture sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and served with jam or a wine or fruit sauce
latke, potato pancake - made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
tortilla - thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
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Some one handed up a hot cake, which had been keeping warm in the fender; she sat down by her mother's side, Mrs.
No one listened, save Dag Daughtry, serving hot cakes and admiring.
Lynde says the Gillis girls have gone off like hot cakes.
They'd sell like hot cakes in the valley here--them I didn't want for myself.
The monkeys sung sorrowfully to each other as they hunted for dry roots in the fern-draped trees, and the last puff of the day-wind brought from the unseen villages the scent of damp wood smoke, hot cakes, dripping undergrowth, and rotting pine-cones.
Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter per hot cake into the pan and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, turning over once, until crisp and golden on both sides.
Pierce all over surface of hot cake with a fork; pour caramel over cake.
A Jalebi-maker at Sitara market said Jalebi is high in demand these days, adding that he prepares 50 kg on daily basis and it all sells like hot cake.
Priced at 15 euros (about $19), Nokia bicycle charger will definitely sell like hot cake among the less affluent too.
I've never driven a hot cake but I can't imagine it would be very fast.
Tickets selling like hot cakes Preparations are well underway for Burns Suppers being held up and down the country later this month.
DEEP fried mince pies are selling like hot cakes at a fish and chip shop.