October 18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

choc mouse cupcake

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.

October 10 – National Angel Food Cake Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

Angelfoodcake

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 Dining Car Day – March 30

National Dining Car Day

National Dining Car Day

Facts on Dining Cars

  • A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
  • A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
  • By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
  • The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
  • Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.