sponge cake


: a light cake made without shortening

Examples of sponge cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than serving the traditional fruitcake of royal weddings past, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex switched things up with their lemon sponge cake with elderflower syrup, Almafi lemon curd and a Swiss meringue buttercream topping infused with elderflower. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2022 An Arabian sponge cake often served for Eid, the cake is perfumed with saffron and cardamom — the two spices are a heavenly duo here — and filled with tiny pearls of sweet dates. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2023 And the soaked sponge cake is in a class by itself. Margie Goldsmith, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 Here’s what our staff has been whipping up this first month of the summer—from fluffy sponge cake, to golden berry galettes. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 26 June 2023 French meringue is often folded into the batters of baked goods to lighten them, such as sponge cake and macarons, or formed into pavlovas and meringue kisses to make crunchy, brittle-sugary treats. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2022 The light, airy texture of this sponge cake showcases sweet dates, walnuts and sesame seeds added to the batter. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2023 As such, the Earl Grey chocolate bavarois and chocolate sponge cake have been finished with an icy-blue glaze that looks almost too perfect to eat. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2023 American sponge cake uses baking powder, while European sponge cake does not. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 27 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sponge cake was in 1805

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“Sponge cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sponge%20cake. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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sponge cake

: a light cake made without shortening
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