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election cake

noun, New England Cookery.
1.
a spicy fruitcake baked in loaves: formerly served on town meeting days after the voting.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • In their cabin by the pond, they made election cake and root beer for the voters on town-meeting days.

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