National Bakewell Tart Day

August 11

When is National Bakewell Tart Day?

National Bakewell Tart Day happens on Sunday August 11, 2024.

Happy National Bakewell Tart Day!

What better way to celebrate National Bakewell Tart Day than by baking—and eating—a delicious Bakewell Tart? But what, you may be wondering, is a Bakewell Tart? Essentially, it’s a shortcrust pastry tart filled with raspberry jam and topped with an almond sponge. Sound good? Trust us, it tastes even better than it sounds. Keep reading for everything you need to know about this delectable treat.

A Brief History of the Bakewell Tart

The origins of the Bakewell Tart are a bit murky, but most food historians believe that it was first created in the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, England, in the 19th century. The most popular story is that it was created by mistake when a cook at the local inn forgot to add eggs to her fruit cake recipe. Whatever the true story may be, we’re just glad that this delicious treat exists!

Different Types of Bakewell Tarts

While the traditional Bakewell Tart is made with raspberry jam, there are now many different variations of this classic recipe. Some common variations include replacing the raspberry jam with other fruit jams or fillings, such as strawberry or blackberry. Other variations include adding chocolate chips or using a chocolate pastry crust. You can even find savory versions of the Bakewell Tart, which are typically made with cheese and vegetables instead of fruit and jam. However you choose to make your own Bakewell Tart, we hope you enjoy it!

We hope you enjoyed learning about this delicious treat! If you’re feeling inspired to bake your own Bakewell Tart, be sure to check out a recipe. And if baking isn’t really your thing, no worries—there are plenty of great bakeries out there that would be more than happy to hook you up with a delicious tart on National Bakewell Tart Day (or any day, for that matter). So go out and celebrate National Bakewell Tart Day in style!

When does National Bakewell Tart Day happen next year?

National Bakewell Tart Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday August 11, 2025
  • Tuesday August 11, 2026
  • Wednesday August 11, 2027
  • Friday August 11, 2028
  • Saturday August 11, 2029


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