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noun

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

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Origin of sponge cake

First recorded in 1795–1805
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sponge cake

noun

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