Today is National Sponge Cake Day! Sponge cake is the perfect
dessert to enjoy at the end of a warm summer day. It is light and fluffy
and has just enough sweetness to cleanse the palette after a meal.
Traditional sponge cake recipes call for three very basic
ingredients: sugar, eggs, and flour. The key to the perfect sponge cake
is in the technique. The batter must be beaten thoroughly in order to
create volume. There are many varieties of this dessert including the
Victoria Sponge Cake. This version is loaded with jam that is spread
between several layers of the cake. The dessert was named after Queen
Victoria who enjoyed having a slice of it with her afternoon tea.
To celebrate National Sponge Cake Day, bake a homemade sponge cake to share with friends and family, or buy one from your local bakery! Enjoy!