- a light, sweet cake made with a comparatively large proportion of eggs but no shortening.
Origin of sponge cake
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for sponge cake
Casts were made of me in sponge-cake, and adorned the pastrycooks' windows.
Now it is a sponge-cake, now a meat-salad, now a pyramid of sweetmeats, now a jug of sirup.Pepita Ximenez
She is the girl who refused the sponge-cake when Dr. Throop offered it to her.How To Do It
Edward Everett Hale
Mrs. Anderson was standing over her with another glass of wine, and a china plate containing two great squares of sponge-cake.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
When he had finished one sponge-cake he grinned and enigmatically observed, "Teddy's belly."The Chequers
- a light porous cake, made of eggs, sugar, flour, and flavourings traditionally without any fat
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