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Learn more about National Chocolate Cupcake Day celebrated on October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!  “Sweet.” ~ Image Werks, LLC 

It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Chocolate cupcakes are a delightful treat served at gourmet bakeries and kitchen tables across the country.

Cupcakes first emerged during the 19th century in the United States. There are two theories about how they got their name. One claims that the miniature cakes were originally baked in cups. The other suggests that the name comes from the recipe, which was measured out by the cup—one cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, four eggs, one cup milk, one spoonful baking soda.

Cupcakes are now made with a variety of flavors, ingredients, and decorations, but simple chocolate cupcakes remain a perennial favorite. Bake, frost, and decorate a batch today to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

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Vegan chocolate stout cupcake topped with orga...

Vegan chocolate stout cupcake topped with organic cream cheese buttercream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)