National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
Mon, Oct 10, 2022

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Angel Food Cake Day is held on October 10 of each year and encourages everyone to bake a delicious dessert that has won people’s hearts. Its name confirms that it is light and airy – each piece just melts in your mouth. Join the celebration and celebrate it with us!


The origin of the cake is still hotly debated. Most historians are inclined to believe that the delicacy originated in the United States in the 1800s. It is believed that it was first prepared by African-American slaves. It is now easy to make the most tender dough, but before there were no auxiliary devices – and people had to beat the egg whites by hand. This is quite a long and laborious process! It is also possible that the birthplace of cakes is Pennsylvania: in this area there was a production of forms for desserts.

Angel Food Cake has different meanings across cultures. For example, in Holland it is customary to serve it at a wedding so that the union of the couple is strong and long. African Americans prepare it for funerals, marking the transition of the soul to the realm of angels … This is interesting, but it does not matter if there is a plate with a delicious treat on the table.

Interesting facts

Curious moments:

  • first recipe published in Lettice Bryan cookbook;
  • There is also the opposite National Day – Devil’s Pie. It is celebrated on May 19;
  • many famous chefs prepare it with fruit or icing;
  • cakes have a small amount of calories compared to other types, because they are prepared without the use of oil;
  • baked in pans with holes in the center.

How to celebrate

Prepare a cake according to your signature recipe, please your family. If you’ve never cooked it before, it’s time to learn! It will be more fun if someone close will keep you company. Post photos of your masterpiece on social networks and wait for comments.

When is National Angel Food Cake Day celebrated in 2022?

National Angel Food Cake Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 10 2022
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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