What does sponge cake mean?

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Noun
  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.
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Then, she put in two puddings, and two spoons along with two pieces of chocolate sponge cake and called it good.
Cut the sponge cake into thin slices then spread each one generously with the orange or lemon curd.
It's a light coffee mousse over a dark, rich coffee gelatin with a bit of genoise sponge cake at the bottom.
They cooked up a feast of scones with jam and cream, fruit cake, sponge cake, and Anzac biscuits.
It's like baking a sponge cake at too high a heat, and it gets soggy and deflates, and the only person who's willing to eat it is your dog.
We learn of the medicinal importance of poultry and of the ritual significance of sponge cake and sweetmeats.

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