National Devil Dog Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, April 27th. There are until the next observance.

A cream filling between two layers of cake spawned a tasty celebration: say welcome to National Devil Dog Day, which is celebrated each year on April 27 in honor of the eponymous culinary item from Drake’s Foods. This day also remembers the Marine Corps servicemen who acquired the moniker “Devil Dogs” in the beginning.

📆 When is National Devil Dog Day?

This year, National Devil Dog Day is on April 27th. It is the 4th Thursday in April; in 2024, it is on Saturday.

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Did you know: Unlike culinary staples such as energy bars or the McRib, there is little to no proof that the Devil Dogs were created by the military.

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📜 History of National Devil Dog Day

Howard Leslie Sobel kept Devil Dog cakes in his cupboard, which his grandson Sean Alexander Sobel adored. He looked forward to discovering them in his grandfather’s pantry and removing one for each of them to share. This fun activity became a family tradition quickly, which led Sean to create National Devil Dog Day in honor of his grandfather.

Hostess Brands, an American bakery firm, owns Drake’s, which developed the Devil Dogs cake idea. They declared bankruptcy in 2012 and were bought out the following year by McKee Foods Corporation, another snack food and granola maker. This company brought back some of its most popular products, like Ring Dings, Yankee Doodles, and Devil Dogs cakes.

☑️ National Devil Dog Day facts

The rise of hydrogenated oil
The deterioration of butter or lard in cream-filled treats led to the creation of hydrogenated oil, which kept shelf-stable products palatable for extended periods of time.

There’s a new Devil Dog in the market
After 91 years, Drake’s released the Fudge Dipped Devil Dogs, a derivative of the original Devil Dog cakes.

It’s a true celebration!
In a strange coincidence, the new Devil Dog cake was released the same year that Sean Alexander Sobel established National Devil Dog Day, in 2017.

Things to do on National Devil Dog Day

Eat a Devil Dog
We know, we know, it’s a bit apparent, but we feel a person hasn’t lived till they’ve had a taste of this tiny delicacy. Grab one from your local shop or purchase one online (if these aren’t available in your area) and dig into the cakey delight.

Read up on the Devil Dogs
Not the cake, though you could do that, but the history of the Marines during World War I. You may go through books like “Through the Wheat: The U.S. Marines in World War I” or “The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I.”

Make your own Devil Dog cake
Several food websites and blogs offer their own versions of the Devil Dog recipe, which has been improved throughout time. Pick your favorite recipe and head to the kitchen to make a tasty bone-shaped cake with marshmallow frosting.

📅 National Devil Dog Day Observances

2022 April 27 Wednesday
2023 April 27 Thursday
2024 April 27 Saturday
2025 April 27 Sunday
2026 April 27 Monday

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