sponge cake

noun
a light, sweet cake made with a comparatively large proportion of eggs but no shortening.

Origin:
1795–1805

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sponge cake
 
n
a light porous cake, made of eggs, sugar, flour, and flavourings traditionally without any fat

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Example sentences
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.
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