Learn English – a “cike” as in “taking the cike”


In the novel Dracula I came upon the following sentence:

"But the old Chapel, that took the cike that did. "

Presumably that is an equivalent phrase to "took the biscuit". But a google search for "cike" just showed up this unlikely definition.

Best Answer

That's the idiom "takes the cake" spelled to indicate a strong accent in the speaker.