1) N-UNCOUNT Shortcake is the same as shortbread. [BRIT]
2) N-UNCOUNT Shortcake is a cake or dessert which consists of a crisp cake with layers of fruit and cream. [mainly AM]

...desserts like strawberry shortcake and pumpkin pie.

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