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NATIONAL SPONGE CAKE DAY – August 23

National Sponge Cake Day - August 23

National Sponge Cake Day – August 23

NATIONAL SPONGE CAKE DAY

A food holiday celebrated each year on August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day.

Sponge cake is a firm, yet well aerated structure (similar to a sea sponge) which is a cake based on flour, sugar and eggs and is sometimes leavened with baking powder.

* The sponge cake is believed to be one of the first non-yeasted cakes. *

Believed to have originated in the Caribbean, the earliest English printed recipe for sponge cake is in the 1615 book of English poet and author Gervase Markham entitled: “The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman”.

Happy National Sponge Cake Day

CELEBRATE

Get some sponge cake and enjoy.Post on social media using #NationalSpongeCakeDay.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Sponge Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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