The quintessential classic of the cake world, this airy queen of teas is the guest of honor on National Sponge Cake Day on August 23rd.
One of the trickiest cakes for bakers to master, a perfect sponge stands tall with a fine crumb while remaining moist. Often served with fresh whipped cream and berries, sponge cake layers nicely as well.
The sponge cake is believed to be one of the first non-yeasted cakes.
Believed to have originated in the Caribbean, the earliest English printed recipe for sponge cake is in the 1615 book of English poet and author Gervase Markham entitled The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get some sponge cake and enjoy. Or, if you are up to the challenge, try this Glorious Sponge Cakerecipe. Use #NationalSpongeCakeDay to post on social media.