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What's the difference between a cake and a pie? The other day I was teaching some vocabulary related to food and my students asked me the difference between a cake and a pie. I didn't know what to say.

Thanks a lot,

Maite.
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EireWhat's the difference between a cake and a pie? The other day I was teaching some vocabulary related to food and my students asked me the difference between a cake and a pie. I didn't know what to say.

Thanks a lot,

Maite.
I think a quick "images" search at Google will help you out.
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Cake on the left; pie on the right.
Cake is made from a mixture of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and a raising agent.
It has a sweet topping called frosting.

Pie has a filling of fruit or custard in a pastry shell.

Note this exception: What is traditionally called "Boston Cream Pie" is actually a cake.

CJ
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A cake is made with flour & often is made with more than one layer and it rises. And it has icing on it. A pie is a pastry shell. And a pie can have a top crust or not.

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