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
Get some sponge cake and enjoy.Post on social media using #NationalSpongeCakeDay.
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Sponge Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.