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sponge cake

a light, sweet cake made with a comparatively large proportion of eggs but no shortening.
Origin of sponge cake
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I then, to assist thought, had another go at the fruit salad, and in addition ate a slice of sponge cake.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • "Tangerines, nuts, figs and sponge cake," chattered Henrietta.

    The Adopting of Rosa Marie Carroll Watson Rankin
  • He was in rags, which I did not tell her; the sponge cake would have stuck in her throat at tea if I had.

    The Professional Aunt Mary C.E. Wemyss
  • The corn bread was as yellow as gold, and as light as sponge cake.

    Boys and Girls of Colonial Days Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • An old-fashioned recipe for sponge cake reads thus: Take the weight of the eggs in sugar and half their weight in flour.

  • A very small slice of this sponge cake, if you please, auntie.

    Elsie's Womanhood Martha Finley
  • sponge cake: Beat very light the yolks of seven eggs with three cups sifted sugar, and a pinch of salt.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • sponge cake can be placed around the mold or not, as desired.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • Fill dish with a sponge cake batter and bake until well done.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for sponge cake

sponge cake

a light porous cake, made of eggs, sugar, flour, and flavourings traditionally without any fat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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