National Sponge Cake Day | August 23
Wed Aug 23rd

National Sponge Cake Day

Celebrate National Sponge Cake Day on August 23rd, the cake world's most popular dessert. This airy queen of teas is the guest of honor, but we have the pleasure of sampling!


A flawless sponge stands tall, one of the most difficult cakes for bakers to master, a flawless sponge stands tall. Maintaining a fine crumb while keeping the cake moist is another balancing trick for bakers. The sponge does this job well if you like layering berries and whipped cream.

The sponge cake is thought to have originated in the Caribbean. However, Gervase Markham, an English poet and writer, has the oldest English printed recipe for sponge cake. In 1615, he published a sponge cake recipe in the book The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be Complete Women.

The sponge cake appeared in Helen Mirren's film Calendar Girls in 2003. Chris, Mirren's character, enters a baking competition in the scene. She forgets she entered, and instead of making a sponge cake of her own design, she submits a store-bought Victoria sponge cake.

How to celebrate national sponge cake day

Make yourself a sponge cake and enjoy it. Or, if you're up for a challenge, try this Glorious Sponge Cake recipe. Serve it with berries or a preserve. To post on social media, use the hashtag #SpongeCakeDay.

The national sponge cake day is the first national sponge cake day in history

We were unable to find the maker of National Sponge Cake Day, but we were unable to find him.

Cake FAQ

Q. When is National Cake Day?

National Cake Day is November 26 in A. November 26 is National Cake Day.

Q. How many cake holidays are on the calendar?

A. There are 28 cake-related holidays on the calendar, but not including pancake days. Every month would celebrate some form of cake if we were to include pancakes in the count.