sponge cake


Definition of sponge cake

: a light cake made without shortening

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That would include the Boston cream pie, as well as the simpler Washington pie, a split sponge cake with jam in the middle and powdered sugar on top that, in later years, was often filled with cream. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "Is Boston Cream Pie the World’s Most Delicious...Cake?," 9 Nov. 2018 Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi is to True's right, while on her left, Kim Kardashian's daughter Chicago West makes a grab for the prettiest sponge cake. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé's 'Cousin Cupcake Party' Unites the Kardashian-Jenner Babies for Their First Group Photo," 13 Oct. 2018 The cake features elderflower syrup made at the Queen’s residence in Sandringham, as well as a light sponge cake, Amalfi lemon curd filling and elderflower buttercream. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Royal wedding 2018: Canapes, cake are on the menu for Harry and Meghan's reception," 19 May 2018 Note: Italian savoiardi ladyfingers are crisp and are often longer than the soft sponge cake--like variety. Woman's Day, "Lime and Berry Loaf Cake," 1 Feb. 2012 Need a golden sponge cake and creamy filling fix quick? Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Snack time excuse: This is Hostess Twinkie Day," 6 Apr. 2018 Vellante says that his version is creamier, using Bavarian cream and sponge cake, topped with chocolate ganache. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Has Boston cream pie been manipulated beyond recognition? It’s a question with many layers.," 21 May 2018 To assemble: Place eight of the sponge cakes in a pan. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "With a little Southern hospitality and new recipes, this Bardstown Road spot keeps evolving," 10 Apr. 2018 Hennessey made a winning coffee sponge cake with cherry and lemon curd and took home $10,000 and serious bragging rights. BostonGlobe.com, "Spoiler alert: This New England chef made the cut on ‘Chopped’," 29 May 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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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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