Cheesecake vs Shortcake - What's the difference?

cheesecake | shortcake |


As nouns the difference between cheesecake and shortcake

is that cheesecake is (countable|and|uncountable) a pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base while shortcake is a sweet biscuit typically made with flour, sugar, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs, and leavened with baking powder or baking soda.

cheesecake

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base.
  • Cheesecake is an especially delicious dessert.
  • (uncountable) Imagery of one or more scantily clad, sexually attractive persons, especially young women; pin-ups.
  • Company policy forbids displaying cheesecake in the locker rooms.

    Derived terms

    * no-bake cheesecake

    See also

    * beefcake ----

    shortcake

    English

    Noun

  • A sweet biscuit typically made with flour, sugar, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs, and leavened with baking powder or baking soda.
  • A dessert made with such a biscuit.