Which one do I say when I want someone to remove one slice of cake like that enter image description here

Do I cut it out or cut off or just cut? For example:

Could cut/cut out/cut off one slice of cake for me?

Anyway, is that something a native English speaker would sat?

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In that context, we would say cut a slice.

The other phrases exist, but have different uses: neither of them for food, as far as I can think.

Cut off means usually means to cut a piece from the end of something long, usually because the piece is wanted for something.

Cut out means to cut a bad, or rotten, or diseased, portion of something and leave the rest.

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