National Applesauce Cake Day

National Applesauce Cake Day is a holiday that recognizes a dessert dating back to colonial times: applesauce cake. This holiday is celebrated on June 6th and offers a delightful summer treat that’s delicious and not too heavy. Applesauce cake is traditionally made with applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. However, there are plenty of recipes that deviate from the traditional recipe and incorporate a variety of other flavors. Whether you enjoy a traditional applesauce cake or one of the modern variations, this holiday is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at making one.

The History of Applesauce Cake

Although the origins of National Applesauce Cake Day remain elusive, we have discovered where the dessert itself originated. The recipe for applesauce cake is found in early American cookbooks from the colonial New England colonies in the northeastern U.S. It continued to be featured in cookbooks throughout the 18th, 19th, and mid-20th centuries. While it may not be as popular as it was during the 1950s, there are still many people who enjoy this sweet treat.

Observing National Applesauce Cake Day

To celebrate this day, you will need to either bake your own applesauce cake or purchase one, which may not be an easy task in many parts of the U.S. To make one of these cakes, you will need to gather ingredients such as flour, sugar, applesauce, chopped nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and sometimes even cocoa, depending on the recipe you choose. Once you have made your cake, take a picture and share it with everyone using the hashtag #NationalApplesauceCakeDay. We would love to see it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 6 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 6 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 6 Tuesday
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