What does beefcake mean?

beefcake meaning in Etymology Dictionary

by 1952, "display of male pulchritude" in flicks or magazines; believed to happen modeled on cheesecake, but there seems to have already been a real foodstuff called beefcake around this time. The term appears to be little-used because literal good sense since the other feeling appeared.

beefcake meaning in General Dictionary

an image of a muscular guy in minimal outfit