FOOD 101: Sponge Cake History & Types For National Sponge Cake Day

August 23rd is National Sponge Cake Day. It celebrates an airy cake that’s just right for summer, garnished with fresh berries and whipped cream.   THE HISTORY OF SPONGE CAKE The modern sponge cake dates to Europe in the early 19th century. Precursors were cookie-sized treats called biscuit bread and sponge fingers (a.k.a. boudoir biscuits,…
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