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sponge cake

noun
1.
a light, sweet cake made with a comparatively large proportion of eggs but no shortening.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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Examples from the web for sponge cake
  • Sauté circular pieces of sponge cake in butter until delicately browned.
  • The foundation is a homemade sponge cake, which soaks up all the flavors of the custard without getting mushy.
  • Quality requirement for a sponge cake and soft biscuit.
  • sponge cake volumes were inconsistent throughout testing with no clearly apparent trends.
British Dictionary definitions for sponge cake

sponge cake

noun
1.
a light porous cake, made of eggs, sugar, flour, and flavourings traditionally without any fat
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