August 23

Today is a day to have your cake and eat it too. No, we’re not talking cheesecake, red velvet cake, carrot cake, or angel food cake.

We’re talking sponge cake: The queen of delicate desserts.

What Is National Sponge Cake Day

National Sponge Cake is a day to honor one of the hardest types of cakes for expert bakers to master. This dessert is sweet, moist, and layered with delicious toppings like berries and whipped cream. 

A History of National Sponge Cake Day

Though we have not been able to identify the creator of National Sponge Cake Day, we do know a bit about Sponge Cake’s history. It is thought to have been created in the Caribbean region, though one of the earliest printed recipes for sponge cakes is in a cookbook by Gervase Markham that was published in 1615.

How To Celebrate National Sponge Cake Day

There are two ways to celebrate National Sponge Cake Day.

For one, you can get into the spirit of baking and bake your own delicious sponge cake.

If you’re not much of a baker, you can eat a sponge cake instead!

Whatever you do, make sure to hashtag #NationalSpongeCakeDay to spread the yumminess!

Time To Indulge!

Who doesn’t love sponge cake? Though we are a more health-conscious society than we have ever been, today is a great day to enjoy one of the baking world’s greatest guilty pleasures, the Sponge Cake. Happy National Sponge Cake Day!


“You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge cake is to me”

Jane Austen