National Sponge Cake Day is celebrated on August 23 of every year. What else you want more than having a soft, fluffy sponge cake? Of course, National Sponge Cake Day is yet another day that reveals the one’s cake love. The Sponge Cake Day is commemorated as to celebrate those people who are fond of the delicious, airy Sponge cake. Sponge cake will be an excellent dessert to enjoy at any time. The National Sponge Cake Day is a food carnival and also a perfect day to share and enjoy the delicious utterly delicious, soft and light sponge cake.
“Her sponge cakes had the aroma of crucifixion.Within them was the sap of slyness and the fragrant frenzy of the Vatican.” – Isaac Babel
History of National Sponge Cake Day
The history, origin, and person who celebrated the National Sponge Cake Day are unknown. But it is believed that the Sponge Cake was originated in the Caribbean. There is a sign of the cake available from 1615 book which was the first English printed recipe for the sponge cake. The English poet and author named Gervase Markham had entitled the book as The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman. The sponge cake had found its roots in Italy, and the soft, smooth texture of the sponge cake has to be associated with Victorians as is known as Victoria Sponge Cake. The dessert was named after Queen Victoria who usually eats a slice of the sponge cake along with her afternoon tea.
Also, there was a mention that in the early 18th century, a Pallavicini family member in Genoa had commissioned light and delicate as sea foam of cake. It was airy and delicate confection known as the Pâte Génoise. It had soon begun to be referred to as a sponge cake. The cake is one of the intricate cakes for the bakers to master. It is necessary that the batter wants to be beaten completely as to produce the appropriate volume. A perfect sponge lasts tall with a distinct crumb while remaining moist. The well-aerated structure of this cake is prepared with flour, sugar, and eggs and is sometimes baking powder is used as a lighting agent. It is often served with the fresh whipped cream and berries.
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How to Celebrate National Sponge Cake Day
The best way to celebrate the National Sponge Cake Day is by entering into a cake shop and buy your ever-loved sponge cake. You can even share the desert with your family and friends as a form of National Sponge Cake Day celebration. To be more creative, you can even try making it at your home. Share your pictures on the social media on the National Sponge Cake Day using the hashtag #NationalSpongeCakeDay.