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sponge cake (countable and uncountable, plural sponge cakes)

  1. A light, soft, baked dessert (commonly layered with cream and jam) that is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder and eggs, and has a firm, yet well aerated structure, similar to that of a sea sponge.
    I made a sponge cake the other day. It was a disaster: I forgot the baking powder! It didn't rise!
    Hyponyms: Victoria sponge, genoise

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