|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Cakes made of wheat or barley were offered in the temple. They were salted, but unleavened (Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 2:4). In idolatrous worship thin cakes or wafers were offered "to the queen of heaven" (Jeremiah 7:18; 44:19).
Pancakes are described in 2 Samuel 13:8, 9. Cakes mingled with oil and baked in the oven are mentioned in Leviticus 2:4, and "wafers unleavened anointed with oil," in Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 8:26; 1 Chronicles 23:29. "Cracknels," a kind of crisp cakes, were among the things Jeroboam directed his wife to take with her when she went to consult Ahijah the prophet at Shiloh (1 Kings 14:3). Such hard cakes were carried by the Gibeonites when they came to Joshua (9:5, 12). They described their bread as "mouldy;" but the Hebrew word nikuddim, here used, ought rather to be rendered "hard as biscuit." It is rendered "cracknels" in 1 Kings 14:3. The ordinary bread, when kept for a few days, became dry and excessively hard. The Gibeonites pointed to this hardness of their bread as an evidence that they had come a long journey.
We read also of honey-cakes (Exodus 16:31), "cakes of figs" (1 Samuel 25:18), "cake" as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings 17:12), and "a [round] cake of barley bread" (Judges 7:13). In Leviticus 2 is a list of the different kinds of bread and cakes which were fit for offerings.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.
2. (n.) A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.
3. (n.) A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.
4. (n.) A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.
5. (v. i.) To form into a cake, or mass.
6. (v. i.) To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.
7. (v. i.) To cackle as a goose.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Cake (25 Occurrences)
Mark 8:14 And they had taken no thought to get bread; and they had only one cake of bread with them in the boat. (BBE)
Genesis 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, "I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head. (See RSV)
Exodus 16:31 And this bread was named manna by Israel: it was white, like a grain seed, and its taste was like cakes made with honey. (Root in BBE DBY YLT)
Exodus 29:23 and one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 7:14 Of it he shall offer one out of each offering for a heave offering to Yahweh. It shall be the priest's who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings. (See RSV)
Leviticus 8:26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before Yahweh, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and on the right thigh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 24:5 "You shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenth parts of an ephah shall be in one cake. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 6:19 The priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaved the head of his separation; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 11:8 The people went around, gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it. Its taste was like the taste of fresh oil. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 15:20 Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a wave offering: as the wave offering of the threshing floor, so you shall heave it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 7:13 When Gideon had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Samuel 2:36 And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of thy house shall come to crouch to him for a small piece of silver and for a cake of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priestly offices, that I may eat a morsel of bread. (DBY YLT)
1 Samuel 30:12 They gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins. when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him; for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 6:19 He dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and women, to everyone a cake of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed everyone to his house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 17:12 She said, "As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar. Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 17:13 Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go and do as you have said; but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it out to me, and afterward make some for you and for your son. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 19:6 He looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on the coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and laid down again. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 20:7 Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 16:3 He dealt to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:26 For a loose woman is looking for a cake of bread, but another man's wife goes after one's very life. (BBE YLT)
Isaiah 38:21 Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover." (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 37:21 Then by the order of Zedekiah the king, Jeremiah was put into the place of the armed watchmen, and they gave him every day a cake of bread from the street of the bread-makers, till all the bread in the town was used up. So Jeremiah was kept in the place of the armed watchmen. (BBE YLT)
Ezekiel 4:12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 7:8 Ephraim, he mixes himself among the nations. Ephraim is a pancake not turned over. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 5:7 And lo, a cake of lead lifted up; and this 'is' a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.' (YLT)