birthday cake etymology

English word birthday cake comes from English cake, English birthday

Detailed word origin of birthday cake

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cake English (eng) (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.. (slang) Money.. A block of any of various dense materials.. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.. A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or [...]
birthday English (eng) (intransitive, informal) To celebrate one's birthday. The anniversary of the day on which someone is born. [From 1570s]. The anniversary of the day on which something is created.. The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.
birthday cake English (eng) A cake, often iced and decorated, made to celebrate a person's birthday.

Words with the same origin as birthday cake

Descendants of cake
Pan-Cake anti-caking cakiness caking caky panstick