National Chocolate Cupcake Day

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October 18 has two celebrations, one ‘third Thursday in October’ celebration and one ‘third Thursday of each quarter’ celebration (Ohhhhh K). National Chocolate Cupcake Day celebrates, well, chocolate cupcakes! My fellow blogger, Britchy, is a fine baker but, sometimes uses too much frosting (I couldn’t resist).

Also referred to as Fairy Cakes (British), Patty Cakes (Australian) or Bun (Irish, I think…), these tasty confections are perfect (to me, anyway) if you want cake without an entire cut piece and, they date back to 1796. An Amelia Simmons is credited as being the first known author of a cookbook called American Cookery with a recipe for “…cake to bake in small cups…”, though she didn’t use the word cupcake. The earliest documentation of that description comes from Eliza Leslie in her cookbook from 1828 Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats.

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Also celebrated today:
National No Beard Day
***National Get Smart About Credit Day (Third Thursday in October)
***Get To Know Your Customers Day (Third Thursday of each quarter)

Cheers and enjoy!

6 thoughts on “National Chocolate Cupcake Day

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    October 19, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Chocolate fairy cakes is the only thing I can successfully bake. It’s the food of kings, or that’s what my tummy says anyway

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Heh, heh, heh…food of Kings. I like that. My tummy likes them, too…too much, I am afraid. 😁❤

    JT Twissel said:
    October 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I once had a friend born on Oct 18 and she had a huge sweet tooth. This post reminded me of her.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 20, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Honey, I have sweet “fangs”! 😉

    floatinggold said:
    October 24, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    “Cupcakes” make so much more sense than the British, Irish, etc. words for it.
    And how did I miss that? We should have had a day off work to celebrate, too.

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