Almost everybody loves cupcakes. Even though they might have their favorite, they should know that October 18 is National Chocolate #Cupcake Day. It would be good to honor that particular flavor on its special day even though some of the popular flavors include vanilla, red velvet, and chocolate. You have to wait a little longer because National Vanilla Cupcake Day is not until November 10 and National Cupcake Day is December 15 when all the treats will be honored.

What is a cupcake?

As one would probably guess, a cupcake is just a small cake that is made with the same ingredients and can be frosted and decorated just like a bigger cake.

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Cupcakes are miniatures cakes that are baked in cups -- hence the name cupcake. A cake is sliced and is meant to be served to several different people. On the other hand, a cupcake is meant to be served to only one person.

At one time, cupcakes were baked in heavy pottery cups. Today, bakers use individual ceramic or glass bowls, small coffee mugs, large teacups, or muffin tins. However, don't get the cupcake mixed up with a muffin. They are two different desserts. The main differences are that muffins are not as sweet, and they are not frosted.

The dessert that is been honored today has been in the United States since the 19th century. It comes in a variety of flavors just like cakes do. However, the chocolate flavored cupcake remains a favorite. That's because the consumer is not only being satisfied with something sweet to eat, but his or her chocolate craving is also curbed.

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Ingredients

Some people think the dessert lives up to its name because it is made from a cup or cups of ingredients. It used to be called the 1-2-3-4 cake. Bakers usually use one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one spoonful of baking soda, and one cup of milk. After it has been baked, it is usually frosted.

National #chocolate cupcake Day is an ideal time to celebrate by baking, frosting, and decorating a batch of chocolate cupcakes for your family. There are some quick and easy recipes online that can be used. They are such a delightful treat that your family will love. Make sure you make enough in case someone wants a second one.

If you prefer not making your own on the special day, you can pick up a dozen or more from the grocery store or from your local bakery. Your family won't care whether you make them yourself or buy them as long as some are available for them to enjoy. #National Chocolate Cupcake Day