sponge cake


Definition of sponge cake

: a light cake made without shortening

Examples of sponge cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Happy Trails - Yellow sponge cake, cinnamon cream, cranberry purée. Marc Bona, cleveland, 29 Nov. 2021 A year later, Fujii returned to Japan to create his version: an airy and fluffy layered sponge cake coated with velvety cream and topped with candied strawberries. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Dec. 2021 My preferred finish involves neither chocolate nor churros but goodness and light in the form of panna cotta, tufts of sponge cake, cheese ice cream and strawberry sorbet. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 And just like old times, praise was heaped on English volunteer Libby Madden for her Victoria sponge cake. Raf Casert, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2021 Here healthy doesn’t mean going without, and there’s an impressive dessert menu with a summer berry meringue, chocolate cheesecake, and a miso caramel sponge cake. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Top it off with an order of princess cake ($9 per slice), an Instagram-beloved finale of sponge cake, raspberry jam and vanilla custard, encased in a green marzipan shell. Nicole Schnitzler, chicagotribune.com, 31 Aug. 2021 The limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Twinkies are made from the original golden sponge cake with pumpkin spice cream filling. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 24 Aug. 2021 Chou’s layered fruit sponge cake evokes the ones found at classic Chinese bakeries. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sponge cake

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sponge cake was in 1805

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7 Jan 2022

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“Sponge cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sponge%20cake. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of sponge cake

: a very light cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar


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