Join the Cashiers Historical Society on National Angel Food Cake Day to celebrate the delicious, light, and fluffy cake used in a myriad of delectable desserts on Oct. 10 at the CHS campus.
The food-related holiday is devoted to the delicious sponge cake originating in the United States and becoming popular in late 19th century. The first recipe in a cookbook for the white sponge cake is in Lettice Bryan’s The Kentucky Housewife of 1839.
In 1871 a recipe was published titled “Snow-Drift Cake” and ten years later it was known as “Silver Cake.”
In 1884, the name Angel Cake was mentioned for the first time and then in 1886, it evolved into Angel Food Cake. The cake was named due to its airy lightness and was said to be the food of the angels.
And during this same time period, Elvira probably had a recipe and made the cake for the many boarders staying at the Zachary Boarding house run by her husband, Mordicai.
Whatever you want to call the popular sweet cake, come and celebrate the day with Cashiers Historical Society.
Board members will bake up an angel food cake to share and all are invited to come and taste.
There will also be local musicians providing some good old fashion foot stomping and finger snapping music.
In addition, there will be craft time where you can learn about broom making and make your very own “bitty” broom
The grounds and all buildings will be opened beginning at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free, but donations are always welcomed. For more information about Cashiers Historical Society click HERE.