The 23rd of August is Sponge Cake Day!
What’s a sponge cake?
And what makes it spongey, anyway?
You don’t have to bake a sponge cake today. You can treat yourself to one from a bakery, whether a stand-alone bakery or an in-store bakery.
And take a moment to learn the answers to the above questions, right here on CooksInfo.
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Spongecake Day in August dates from 2001 in San Francisco:
“23: National Spongecake Day. Very light and eggy, the spongecake’s mission in life, it seems, is to be the canvas on which to paint flavors: lemon, almonds, raspberries. Go totally Jackson Pollack!” — August. National Month Month. San Francisco, California: The San Francisco Examiner. Wednesday, 1 August 2001. Page C3, col. 2.