sponge cake


Definition of sponge cake

: a light cake made without shortening

Examples of sponge cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing felt more like a celebration than an epic, layered concoction of boozy fruit, sponge cake and cream. New York Times, "A Traditional, but Unexpected, Christmas Showstopper," 11 Dec. 2020 In certain circles, the early 21st-century fanfare over, say, the microwaveable sponge cake has given way to the nurturing of sourdough starters, a pandemic pastime. New York Times, "The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu," 4 Dec. 2020 The most original marries sponge cake and passionfruit coulis, a confection finished with black sesame seeds and a ring of creme anglaise. Washington Post, "A reopened Marcel’s reminds me that fine dining, especially now, is about more than food," 6 Nov. 2020 The base of this cake is a plain old ordinary sponge cake, but don’t let that fool you. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Tired of blah desserts? These four are worth the calories," 21 Sep. 2020 America’s classic golden sponge cake snack made its debut in Walmart’s cereal aisle in late December, thanks to a collaboration between Post and Hostess brands. Mary Honkus, PEOPLE.com, "Tiger-Themed Twinkies Filled with Orange Creme Are Coming to Walmart," 13 July 2020 While most associate saffron just with paella, Button loves to use the seasoning in her version of a traditional Spanish dessert called brazo de gitano, a sponge cake stuffed with cream. Dan Q. Dao, Saveur, "10 Essential Spanish Ingredients for Your Modern Spanish Pantry," 5 Dec. 2016 Recently, over 87,500 viewers joined them for tea and Victoria sponge cake. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "For ‘grandfluencers,’ age isn’t a social media hindrance – it’s a hook," 14 May 2020 Specialties included Victoria sponge cake and Delia Smith's banana bread often served with thick yellow custard and a hot cup of tea. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Baking Welsh cakes connects me to home and my mom. Here's how our family makes them," 8 May 2020

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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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20 Dec 2020

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“Sponge cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sponge%20cake. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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