National Hazelnut Cake Day

National Hazelnut Cake Day is observed next on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 (112 days from today).

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National Hazelnut Cake Day annually on June 1st is a day to spend some time in the kitchen baking up a delicious hazelnut cake.

On National Hazelnut Cake Day, it is customary to eat some hazelnut cakes. Hazelnut cake is one of the most popular cakes in America. Their variety makes them a great choice for different people with varied palates.

Why National Hazelnut Cake Day?

Hazelnuts are considered to have healing and healing properties according to Roman and Greek mythology. There has been an extensive description of these nuts in these two cultures. The nuts were roasted and used for oil or eaten raw, even in pre-European times. Despite their long and interesting history, nuts have been quite outstanding for their taste and hazelnut cake brings out the best of these nuts in a delicious way.

Hazelnuts are rich in essential nutrients and can contribute to better health. This is one of the reasons to add them to your favorite cakes and celebrate the day. There are many types of cakes and delicacies made with hazelnuts, namely hazelnut cheesecake, square cake, and more. Whatever you like, there's a hazelnut dessert recipe. It is loved by people of all age groups, which is another reason to celebrate this day every year.

History of National Hazelnut Cake Day

Mention to hazelnuts frequently appears in the Bible as well as in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, in which they are believed to have healing powers. Pliny the Elder, a Roman scholar in the 1st century AD, and the Greek philosopher and botany teacher Theophrastus (born circa 370 BC), both wrote extensively about hazelnuts. .

In America, in pre-European times, native tribes used hazelnuts that grew in the eastern woodlands and Oregon and California. Roasted hazelnuts are used for oil and eaten raw. The milk of witch hazel is used for medicinal purposes, such as curing coughs and colds. The roots are used to make blue dye for fabrics, while the branches are used as arrow shafts, baskets, and more.

The emergence of domestic hazelnuts in the United States occurred with the immigration of Europeans to America. A commercial hazelnut nursery was established in Flushing by Robert Prince in 1737. This was after Lewis and Clark brought back samples of native hazelnuts from their expedition are specimens planted by Prince in his nursery. The legacy of American hazelnuts firstly appeared in Scottsburg, Oregon, in 1856. Retired British sailor Sam Strickland settled in Douglas County, where he planted the first known hazelnut in the Pacific Northwest. And at present, 160 years later, Oregon is known for the best hazelnuts in the world.

Hazelnuts are known as several names such as Pontic, filbert, and cobnuts. They are native to the northern and southeastern United States, along with the Midwest and Canada.

Some facts about Hazelnut

  • Filbert's Origin

One of the names for the hazelnut, i.e. 'filbert,' is believed to have come from a 7th-century Frankish abbess, St. Philbert.

  • There are many of them

There are over 100 varieties of hazelnuts around the world, and Turkey supplies 70% of them.

  • US manufacturer

Oregon's Willamette Valley is responsible for producing more than 95% of America's hazelnuts.

  • Years and years of hazelnuts

Hazelnuts bloom and pollinate in winter, and can continue to produce their nuts for several hundred years.

  • Hazel magic

At one time, witch hazel was believed to be a miracle plant and it was used as a protection against evil spirits.

How to celebrate National Hazelnut Cake Day

  • The best way to enjoy this day is to spend your day baking this wonderful dessert, the hazelnut cake. If you don't know how, this is just the day to sign up for a baking class to make sure you learn the recipe for the upcoming year celebration.
  • If you don't like baking, then you can buy yourself a chestnut cream cake for this day to enjoy alone or with loved ones. You can even order a number for your loved ones. Instead of a filling cake, you can also try hazelnut cupcakes for celebration on this day.
  • There are many recipes that involve hazelnuts and this could be the day when you can enjoy the taste of each type of hazelnut at your leisure. You can also try some of these recipes at home and see how seeds improve or change the fun between different dishes.
  • Remember to spread awareness of this day and delicious dessert to the world with #NationalHazelnutCakeDay.


National Hazelnut Cake Day has been observed annually on June 1st.


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