23 August – Sponge Cake Day
Today is Sponge Cake Day! Sponge cake is the perfect dessert to enjoy at the end of a day. It is light and fluffy and has just enough sweetness to cleanse the palette after a meal.
Traditional sponge cake recipes call for three very basic ingredients: sugar, eggs, and flour. The key to the perfect sponge cake is in the technique. The batter must be beaten thoroughly in order to create volume. There are many varieties of this dessert including the Victoria Sponge Cake. This version is loaded with jam that is spread between several layers of the cake. The dessert was named after Queen Victoria who enjoyed having a slice of it with her afternoon tea.
To celebrate Sponge Cake Day, bake a homemade sponge cake to share with friends and family, or buy one from your local bakery! Enjoy!