18 Oct. is National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Now, this is a national day we can really get behind! Cupcakes can be traced back as far as the late 18th century, but the first known use of the actual term ‘cupcake’ was in an 1828 cookbook titled ‘Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats’.

Although we all grew up with cupcakes, they really exploded (so to speak) on the cake scene around 2000.

Suddenly gourmet cupcakes were everywhere until the bottom dropped out of the market in 2014. It was a dark time in the world.

How to observe

Eat a chocolate cupcake!