While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Cake for one! - October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.
Dedicating an entire day to the absolutely exquisite joy that is the chocolate cupcake equals justified bliss. Peel off the foil and get snacking, you've got all day to treat yourself.
Garnering a first mention in Amelia Simms' "American Cookery" in 1796 as a "cake to be baked in small cups," these diminuitive, decadent desserts officially became known as cupcakes in Eliza Leslie's 1828 "Receipts" cookbook. The nickname stuck after chefs started baking cakes in pottery cups; their size closely resembled teacups, so "cupcake" became the name.
Whether you're stopping by your favorite cupcake bakery or pulling out some muffin tins, indulge yourself today. Try The Cupcake Project's "Better than sex cupcakes" that are "chocolate times five." We'll leave that opinion up to you.