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Attested since 1936, originally in American English.[1] Possibly from cakewalk, or the notion of facility that derives from many cakes having agreeable tastes, and hence being ‘easy’ to consume.

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piece of cake (plural pieces of cake)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see piece,‎ cake.
  2. (idiomatic) A job, task or other activity that is pleasant – or, by extension, easy or simple.
    Sure, no problem. It'll be a piece of cake.

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  1. ^ Piece of cake” in Gary Martin, The Phrase Finder, 1997–, retrieved 26 February 2017.