National Bakewell Tart Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Friday, August 11th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on August 11, National Bakewell Tart Day is observed. This festival is devoted to all dessert and sweet tooth enthusiasts! It focuses on the traditional English Bakewell tart, which has layers of jam, frangipane, chopped almonds, and frosting. It’s also a day to learn about its significance in English cuisine culture, as well as its rich and extensive history. Dive into the delightful taste of this English delicacy, from traditional Bakewell tarts to more contemporary versions. Discover how you can commemorate National Bakewell Tart Day today.

→ See all August holidays, including Food & Beverage and other Baking holidays.

📆 When is National Bakewell Tart Day?

This year, National Bakewell Tart Day falls on the 2th Friday in August; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

Countdown to National Bakewell Tart Day

Did you know: The Gloucester tart is a variation on the Bakewell tart that is made with ground rice, raspberry jam, and almonds.

📜 History of National Bakewell Tart Day

The precise date of the pudding’s discovery is hotly debated. Some sources claim 1820, while others claim 1860. But Eliza Acton’s “Modern Cookery for Private Families,” which came out in 1845, was the first time it was officially printed.It was dubbed the ‘Bakewell pudding’ after being discovered in the Derbyshire town of Bakewell.

Later, in 1900, the Bakewell pudding was transformed into a Bakewell tart. It’s the same recipe as before, except the egg custard has been changed to frangipane. This became the tart’s trademark flavor: a delectable combination of ground almonds, eggs, sugar, and butter. The chopped almonds were gradually replaced by glace sugar paste over time. When bakers began to top the tart with a candied half-cherry, it became known as the ‘Cherry Bakewell.’ Another modification was made to its size. The Cherry Bakewell tart is intended to be smaller, individual bits, as opposed to the conventional Bakewell dessert, which was 8 to 9 inches in diameter.

The Bakewell tart is still quite popular in the United Kingdom today. The inaugural National Bakewell Tart Day was held on August 11, 2020, to commemorate the rich history and interesting evolution of this English pastry.

☑️ Facts

The original recipe
Three bakeries in Bakewell are at odds, with each claiming to employ the original secret recipe.

Bakewell is a popular tourist destination
Since the advent of the tart, the tourism sector in Bakewell has exploded.

White Horse Inn was demolished in 1805
Because the White Horse Inn was razed in 1805, it is difficult to verify claims that the Bakewell pudding was discovered around 1820.

73 Bakewell tart variations
Walter Cronkite, the most trusted news anchor in the United States, broke the news of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lennon.

✨ Things to do on National Bakewell Tart Day

Buy a Bakewell tart
What better way to commemorate National Bakewell Tart Day than with a Bakewell tart? It’s also a terrific way to support your local bakers.

Bake a Bakewell tart
Spend this day creating a Bakewell tart if you’re up for the task! It’s quick, simple, and straightforward to prepare. There are various recipes available online that you may try.

Send your loved one a Bakewell tart
Sending a tasty gift to a loved one is a thoughtful gesture. Let them know you remembered them today by delivering a Bakewell tart directly to their door!

📅 National Bakewell Tart Day Observances

2022 August 11 Thursday
2023 August 11 Friday
2024 August 11 Sunday
2025 August 11 Monday
2026 August 11 Tuesday

We will continue to update this page with new information and fun facts about National Bakewell Tart Day. So be sure to check back soon.