Sponges vs Cake - What's the difference?

sponges | cake |


As nouns the difference between sponges and cake

is that sponges is while cake is a rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.

As verbs the difference between sponges and cake

is that sponges is (sponge) while cake is coat (something) with a crust of solid material or cake can be (uk|dialect|obsolete|intransitive) to cackle like a goose.

sponges

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (sponge)
  • cake

    English

    (wikipedia cake) (commons)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cake, from (etyl) , (l), and (l).

    Noun

  • A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.
  • A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.
  • an oatmeal cake
    a johnnycake
  • A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.
  • buckwheat cakes
  • A block of any of various dense materials.
  • a cake of soap
    a cake of sand
  • * Dryden
  • Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.
  • (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake .
  • (slang) Money.
  • Usage notes
    * In British usage, a (term) is distinct from a (term); the former is generally hard but becomes soft when stale, whereas the latter is generally soft but becomes hard when stale.
    Derived terms
    * a piece of cake * ague-cake * angel cake * angel food cake * ash-cake * ashcake * baked in the cake * Banbury cake * barm cake * Battenburg cake * batter-cake * battercake * beefcake * birthday cake * bridecake * bundt cake * cake bar * cake-bread * cake-eater * cake-fumbler * cakehole * cake-house * cakelet * cake-meal * cake mix * cake saffron * cake slice * cake tin * cake-urchin * cakes and ale * cakes and cheese * cakewalk * cakewalker * caking * caky * carcake * carrot cake * cattle-cake * cheesecake * cherry cake * chocolate cake * chocolate fudge cake * chocolate sponge cake * Christmas cake * coffee cake * coffeecake * corn-cake * cotton-cake * cream cake * cupcake * devil's food cake * Dundee cake * Eccles cake * every cake has its fellow * every cake has its make * every cake has its mate * fairy cake * fish cake * fishcake * flannel cake * friedcake * fruitcake * fudge cake * go like hot cakes * griddle-cake * have one's cake and eat it too * haver-cake * heart-cake * hoecake * Johnny cake * johnny cake * journey-cake * king cake * knead-cake * Land of Cakes * lardy cake * layer cake * linseed cake * Madeira cake * marble cake * nutcake * oatcake * oilcake * one's cake is dough * Pan-Cake * pancake * parliament-cake * pat-a-cake * patty-cake * plum-cake * pomfret-cake * Pontefract cake * pound cake * queencake * rape-cake * rice cake * rock cake * rose-cake * rout-cake * saffron cake * salt-cake * seed-cake * seedcake * sell like hot cakes * Shawnee cake * sheet cake * shortcake * simnel cake * singing cake * soul-cake * spice-cake * sponge cake * take the cake * teacake * tharf-cake * the cake is a lie * the icing on the cake * the national cake * tipsy cake * Twelfth-cake * Twelfth-night cake * upside-down cake * Victorian sponge cake * wedding cake * yellowcake
    Synonyms
    * (dessert) * (block) block * (easy task) see piece of cake
    Descendants
    * Dutch: (l), (l) (also (l), older also (l), (l)) * Faroese: (l) * German: (l) ** Serbo-Croatian: * Icelandic: (l) * Nauruan: (l) * Japanese: * Norwegian: (l) * Swedish: (l)
    See also
    (attention) * biscuit * * brownie * bun * cruller * crumpet * dessert * donut * doughnut * * flapjack * frangipane * * gugelhupf * jumbal * koeksister * kruller * kuchen * kugelhopf * kugelhupf * ladyfinger * lamington * Linzertorte * madeleine * muffin * parkin * pastry * patisserie * petit four * pie * pikelet * pudding * rum baba * Sally Lunn * scone * sponge * Swiss roll * tart * torte * Victoria sponge * yumyum

    Verb

  • Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.
  • His shoes are caked with mud.
  • To form into a cake, or mass.
  • Synonyms
    * (coat with a crust of material) crust, encrust

    Etymology 2

    Verb

  • (UK, dialect, obsolete, intransitive) To cackle like a goose.
  • (Webster 1913)

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