NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY – June 11

National German Chocolate Cake Day is observed by chocolate lovers annually on June 11. Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not.   The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American, Sam German, made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company.  Baker’s …
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NATIONAL APPLESAUCE CAKE DAY – June 6

National Applesauce Cake Day is observed annually on June 6th.  This food holiday is a day to enjoy a delicious piece (or two) of the moist and tasty applesauce cake. In any cake recipe, applesauce may be substituted for the butter or oil for a healthier alternative.   It is also said that one-half cup …
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NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY – June 1

June 1st is a day to spend some time in the kitchen baking up a delicious hazelnut cake as you take part in National Hazelnut Cake Day. We call hazelnuts by a variety of names, including filberts, Pontic, and cobnuts. In North America, they are native to the Midwest, North and South Eastern United States …
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NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY – March 28

March 28th recognizes a decadent and delicious dessert on National Black Forest Cake Day. Black Forest cake is the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest cherry torte.” Most often, bakers layer several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer to make Black Forest cake. Then they …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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Feel The Love February

While February is known to be full of paper hearts and chocolate, it has a few things going for it, despite being the shortest month on the calendar. February gets to the hart of the holidays that educate and makes us giggle at the quirky ones, too. February isn’t just about love; it’s more well-rounded than you think.  …
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