sponge cake

noun

Definition of sponge cake

: a light cake made without shortening

Examples of sponge cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Place half of the sponge cake in the bottom of a trifle dish or 2-quart glass bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Fruit and Nut Trifle," 30 Oct. 2019 Keep nibblin’ on sponge cake and looking for that lost shaker of salt because Margaritaville, still, is on the way to Town Madison. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "No, Margaritaville is not wastin’ away at Town Madison," 6 Sep. 2019 The Italian dessert with layers of sponge cake, mascarpone cheese, chocolate and coffee was just the way to round out our meal. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Due Focacceria eatery and market gives Italian food its due," 14 Aug. 2019 Baking in grand surroundings Since Harry and Meghan had decided on a fresh sponge cake as opposed to a fruit cake that could be made weeks in advance, Ptak wasn’t able to start baking the cake until the day before the wedding. Annabelle Spranklen, Town & Country, "Baker Claire Ptak Reveals the Drama Behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Cake," 17 May 2019 Delicate sponge cakes, such as genoise or angel food, which have been calculated to work in a specific shape pan for a specific amount of time to generate a specific amount of lift, are not as amenable to changes. Becky Krystal, Twin Cities, "How to swap baking pan sizes without ruining your recipe," 7 July 2019 Since Harry and Meghan had decided on a fresh sponge cake as opposed to a fruit cake that could be made weeks in advance, Ptak wasn’t able to start baking the cake until the day before the wedding. Annabelle Spranklen, Town & Country, "Baker Claire Ptak Reveals the Drama Behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Cake," 17 May 2019 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 Fischer, 26, whipped up frozen lime and coconut macaroons with dragon fruit semifreddo (a dessert that's similar to frozen mousse) and created an Amaretto sponge cake with apricot jam and almond buttercream. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Auburn chef bakes his way to final 3 on Food Network reality show," 1 May 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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sponge cake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sponge cake

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

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