National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Food Facts on Cupcakes
A cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper cup.
Just like a real cake, cupcakes rely on a mixture of flour, eggs, butter and sugar baked and slathered with frosting and perhaps sprinkles.
Cup Cakes were mentioned as “cake to be baked in small cups” in Amelia Simms’ American Cookery in 1796.
Cupcakes are perfect for birthdays, bake sales, or curbing your chocolate fix. They are guaranteed to bring some cheer to your day.
National Chocolate Cupcake Day is celebrated by whipping up a batch and sharing with friends and loved ones.
National Angel Food Cake Day
Food Facts on Angel Food Cake
Angel Food cake, or Angel cake, is a relative of sponge cake and originated in the United States in the late 19th century.
Angel Food cake is known for its airy lightness and some called it the “food of the angels”.
Angel food cake is made with egg whites whipped until they are stiff, with cream of tartar added to the mixture as a stabilizing agent.
The remaining ingredients, cake flour, sugar, and salt are gently folded into the egg white mixture and poured into a tube pan.
Angel food cake should be cut with a serrated knife, as a straight-edged blade tends to compress the cake rather than slice it.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Facts on Peanut Butter and Jelly
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
- The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
- The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
- Peanut butter is consumed in 90 percent of USA households.
- Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.