sponge cake

noun
a light porous cake made with eggs and flour and sugar without shortening
Hypernyms: ↑cake
Hyponyms:

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noun
: a cake made without shortening — distinguished from butter cake

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a light, sweet cake made with a comparatively large proportion of eggs but no shortening.
[1795-1805]

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sponge cake noun
A very light sweet cake of flour, eggs, and sugar
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Main Entry:sponge

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sponge cake UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular sponge cake plural sponge cakes]
a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
Thesaurus: cakes and biscuitshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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sponge cake, or sponge|cake «SPUHNJ KAYK», noun.
a light, spongy cake made with eggs, sugar, and flour, but no shortening.

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['spənj ˌkāk]
n. a very light sweet cake of spongelike consistency, made with little or no fat

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noun, pl ⋯ cakes
: a very light cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
[count]

a lemon sponge cake

[noncount]

layers of sponge cake

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ˈsponge cake [sponge cake] (also sponge) noun countable, uncountable (BrE)
a light cake made from eggs, sugar and flour, with or without fat
See also:sponge

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sponge cake — sponge cakes N VAR A sponge cake is a very light cake made from flour, eggs, and sometimes fat …   English dictionary

  • sponge cake — n [U and C] a light cake made from flour, sugar, butter and eggs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sponge cake — sponge ,cake noun count or uncount a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sponge cake — sponge′ cake n. coo a light, sweet cake containing eggs but no shortening • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • sponge cake — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sponge cake : singular sponge cake plural sponge cakes a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar …   English dictionary

  • sponge cake — noun A light, soft, baked dessert (commonly layered with cream and jam) that is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder and eggs. I made a sponge cake the other day. It was a disaster: I forgot the baking powder! It didnt rise! …   Wiktionary

  • sponge cake — light and spongy cake without shortening, tort, stirred or mixed cake …   English contemporary dictionary

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