kuivakakku

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kuiva (dry) +‎ kakku (cake)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɑkːu
  • Hyphenation: kui‧va‧kak‧ku

Noun[edit]

kuivakakku

  1. A type of non-layered dry cake, often but not necessarily a bundt cake.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Finnish, cakes are usually named according to their ingredients, not their shape. The term kuivakakku however refers to the texture of the cake, and such cakes are often baked in a bundt pan (which has given the English name to the bundt cake), but also a straight mould may be used. A kuivakakku may also be called maustekakku, tiikerikakku, sokerikakku, sitruunakakku, and even hiekkakakku depending on its taste or appearance.

Declension[edit]

Rarely, both parts of the word are declined:

See also[edit]