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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Sponge Cake Day: It's Time to Bake (Sponge) Cake!

If you are in the mood for something sweet to eat, you're in luck! Aug. 23 is National Sponge Cake Day. Sweeeet!

This light and airy dessert is simple to make and even better to eat. Sponge cake gets its fluffy texture due to the way its “whipped” up. While the origins of this particular food holiday are unknown, folks have been eating sponge cake since the 1600s. The first sponge cake recipe was found in 1615, in The English Housewife: Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to be in a Complete Woman.

In honor of this special occasion, today is the perfect excuse to eat a slice or two of moist, homemade sponge cake. Yes, you really can have your cake and eat it too!

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