Chocolate CupcakesThe earliest description of what is now often called a cupcake was in 1796, when a recipe for "a light cake to bake in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. The earliest documentation of the term cupcake itself appeared in 1828 in Seventy-five Reciepts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, a cookbook by Eliza Leslie.

Enjoy a sweet treat today on National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Make some at home using your favorite recipe, or check out one here.

If baking isn’t your thing, support a local bakery to get a fix for your sweet tooth!