National Hazelnut Cake Day is one of the most beloved holidays of people who favor this delicious, nutty pastry. Do you belong to this category of people? Then this is a great day to bake or buy a delicious hazelnut pie, cut a big slice and celebrate this holiday!
First mentions of hazelnuts are found in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. People believed hazelnuts had healing properties, so they ate it a lot, and prepared a healing decoction based on it. Later, the nuts were consumed not only raw but also roasted, and aromatic and medicinal oils were made from them. In the 1700s, hazelnuts became very popular in the US, where they were brought by migrating Europeans. Here, they created nurseries for hazelnut trees. Later, housewives and chefs began to bake hazelnut cake, which became a favorite dessert of Americans.
Thus, America’s favorite delicacy became the occasion for the creation of National Hazelnut Cake Day. Who and when this holiday was created is unknown. But the hero of this holiday – a delicious cake with hazelnuts – has acquired many varieties in recent years. The original recipe has been modified and new ingredients have been added to it. Most often, butter, baking powder, flour, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, hazelnut oil, Nutella, butter cream and, of course, hazelnuts are used.
Did you know?
- In any culinary creation, hazelnuts are best combined with milk or dark chocolate.
- There are about 100 types of hazelnuts in the world.
- In ancient times, the hazelnut tree was considered magical. People believed its nuts protected them against evil and malign spirits.
- Hazelnut oil is still sometimes used to treat colds and baldness.
How to take part
Eat a piece of delicious hazelnut cake. It does not matter if it is homemade or store bought. If you like to experiment in the kitchen, you can try making a cake according to some unusual recipe. Surprise your loved ones or close friends by ordering a hazelnut cake delivery for them.
When is National Hazelnut Cake Day Celebrated in 2024?
National Hazelnut Cake Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on June the 1st each year.