Because there always seems to be a national “something” day. Today is National Spongecake Day. Here are some random facts about Spongecake.

  1. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.

 

Source

-Intern Andrew.