a light yellow cake made with eggs and butter and typically layered, filled, and frosted or made into petits fours for serving.

Origin of génoise

1930–35; < French; feminine of génois of Genoa
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Examples from the Web for genoise

Historical Examples of genoise

  • Mix the liquor from the mullets with the Genoise sauce, and pour over them.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • This style of genoise is new, and when well made very excellent.

  • Cook some cod cutlets as in preceding recipe, and serve with Genoise sauce (see Sauces).

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison