National Sponge Cake Day

National Sponge Cake Day

Daphne Agredano

August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day! Almost everyone enjoys desserts. One or two slices of cake are ultimate self-indulgence. Even better is being able to do it without feeling bad about it. We can all feel free to indulge in cake on National Sponge Cake Day!

History of National Sponge Cake Day

The Victoria Sponge is one of the most often consumed cake varieties, despite their being many others. The sponge cake, which has raspberry jam and whipped cream between two layers of sponge is named after Queen Victoria, who is rumored to have liked a portion with her afternoon tea. Although the Victorian Sponge Cake is frequently credited with giving sponge cake its soft and delicate texture, the sponge cake has Italian origins. Early in the 18th century, a wealthy and well-respected Pallavicini family member in Genoa order cake that felt airy and fragile. The Pate Genoise, a light and delicious pastry, was the finished product. This dish would soon be referred to as a “sponge cake.”

Facts about National Sponge Cake Day:

Blackberry Sponge Cake
  • A sponge cake is technically a cake that has lots of beaten eggs but not baking soda or powder.
  • Sponge cakes and Angel cakes are similar; however, angel cakes are created with egg whites. Sponge cakes are produced with the whole egg.
  • It appears that the earliest known recipe for sponge cake was made in 1615.

    Russian Tiramisu Sponge Cake
Charlotte Sponge Cake

Here are some Sponge Cake Recipes you can attempt at home:

BlackBerry Cake Recipe –

Charlotte Cake Recipe –

Russian Tiramisu Recipe –

For National Sponge Cake Day make a handmade sponge cake to share with family and friends or you can get one from a nearby bakery shop. Enjoy any sponge cake you want on this day !