Shortcake vs Spongecake - What's the difference?

shortcake | spongecake |


As nouns the difference between shortcake and spongecake

is that shortcake is a sweet biscuit typically made with flour, sugar, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs, and leavened with baking powder or baking soda while spongecake is a cake based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, and eggs, sometimes leavened with baking powder which has a firm, yet well aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shortcake

English

Noun

  • A sweet biscuit typically made with flour, sugar, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs, and leavened with baking powder or baking soda.
  • A dessert made with such a biscuit.
  • spongecake

    Alternative forms

    * sponge cake

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A cake based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, and eggs, sometimes leavened with baking powder which has a firm, yet well aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge.