Is the correct word cook or bake a cake?

Can I say I cook a cake?

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  • Jeff
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Bake, whoever says cook needs to be fed to the sharks.

  • 2 years ago

    You could say "cooked a cake" and that is grammatically correct, but with breads, cakes, cookies etc. it sounds very strange and stilted to native speakers. You should always use "baked". You also never "roast" cakes, breads or deserts.

    With meats and vegetables, to avoid confusion you should use "baked" or "roasted" when referring to cooking them in an oven, unless it is either obvious or very unimportant.

    I am cooking potatoes au gratin for dinner.

    But

    I am baking potatoes for dinner

    or

    I am roasting a few ears of corn for dinner.

  • 2 years ago

    One bakes a cake. (Cookies, brownies, and pastries too.) The appetizers, and main course of a meal are "cooked" broiled, fried, etc. Deserts are generally baked.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    You could say to cook a cake (people would understand what you meant) but it sounds better to BAKE a cake

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    In British English, and Australian English, (and, I think, in North American English) I only know "bake a cake".

  • 2 years ago

    baking is a specific type of cooking. Bread-like products are baked, not cooked. Bake bread, pastries, cake, etc but not veggies or meats. You can say cook but you might get an odd response. People will understand but be puzzled why you would cook instead of bake such a thing. It is a bit of an odd thing, because if you do not finish the cake (say there is still liquid inside when you stop baking; you stop before the cake is fully done) then we would normally talk about the cake being undercooked rather than underbaked.

    • Mike
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      That's a half baked example.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Bake

  • Cara
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You either bake or make a cake.

  • 2 years ago

    Bake

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You can say fake a cake.

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