National Sponge Cake Day

National Sponge Cake Day

A well-made sponge cake is soft, fluffy, and deliciously decadent. Although the definition of a sponge cake is different depending on where you are located, their light and airy texture is consistent. National Sponge Cake Day is a celebration of this delicious cake, and all those who love it.

Although the Victorian Sponge Cake has been often attributed to its soft, delicate texture, it is actually an Italian invention. A respected member of the Pallavicini families in Genoa requested a light, delicate cake. This was sometime in the 18th century. The Pate Genoise was the result, a light and delicious confection. Soon, this creation was known as a “sponge cake”.

It was unique because it used whipped egg whites instead of yeast to give it air. The popularity of the cake exploded all over the globe, and there were endless variations that could be used for any purpose. It was used to accompany soups and savory dishes.

The sponge cake is a classic English tea treat and an excellent addition to any occasion. Sponge cake can be topped with rich chocolate frosting, filled with fruit jam and then covered with light lemon glaze dusted with confectioners’ sugar. National Sponge Cake Day celebrates the endless possibilities and delicious flavors that sponge cakes can be made.

National Sponge Cake Day can be celebrated by eating the classic sponge cake recipe. Here is a recipe to make a Victorian sponge cake. Get creative and give your day a little sweetness!

Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Next, grease an 8-inch springform pan. The flour and baking powder should be sifted together. Mix the butter and eggs to make a light, fluffy mixture. Next, add each egg one by one to the mixture. Make sure they are at room temperature before you do. Continue beating in the vanilla. Next, slowly add the flour and milk in equal portions until the mixture is well combined.

Bake the mixture in the pan until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a plate. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, and enjoy!


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