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sponge cake

noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for sponge cake

Historical Examples

  • Casts were made of me in sponge-cake, and adorned the pastrycooks' windows.

    Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)

    Various

  • Now it is a sponge-cake, now a meat-salad, now a pyramid of sweetmeats, now a jug of sirup.

    Pepita Ximenez

    Juan Valera

  • 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

    James Runciman


British Dictionary definitions for sponge cake

sponge cake

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