Definition of Madeira sponge
1. Noun. A rich sponge cake with close texture; intended to be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine.
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Literary usage of Madeira sponge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Household Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Daily Wants by Alexander V. Hamilton (1873)
"Directions for making—Pound cake, Savoy, ordinary plain, ordinary seed, currant, bride, rice, madeira, sponge, and other cakes ; gingerbread ; Scotch and ..."
2. Etiquette: what to do, and how to do it by Lady Constance Howard (1885)
"... like wafers, hot buttered toast, tea cakes, muffins, crumpets, scones; and in Yorkshire, ' pikelets;' 'Queen cakes, cakes, plain, seed, madeira, sponge, ..."
3. Bread, Cakes, and Biscuits by S. Beaty-Pownall (1906)
"A very easy form of these is produced by slicing down more or less thinly any kind of nice cake, such as Madeira, sponge, orange, chocolate, &c. ..."
4. The "Queen" Cookery Books by S. Beaty-Pownall (1902)
"A very easy form of these is produced by slicing down more or less thinly any kind of nice cake, such as Madeira, sponge. orange, chocolate, &c. ..."