from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small cake made by dropping thick batter from a spoon into hot, deep fat, or on a well-buttered pan to be baked in the oven.


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  • One called her medicine dropper, and another drop-cake, and another dropped egg, and so on; and away they all went into the house, laughing and shouting and tumbling over each other.

    Hildegarde's Neighbors Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards 1896

  • "Ah, it's the day for Grace's party, sure enough," said her grandmother, sighing a little, and stirring faster at her drop-cake.

    Little Prudy Sophie May 1869


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