National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
Wed, Oct 18, 2023

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Every year, National Chocolate Cupcake Day is celebrated by all lovers of sweets on October 18th. This is an amazing opportunity to bring some fresh and delicious cupcakes to work and give your colleagues a yummy treat. Celebrating this day is sure to bring a smile to everybody’s face, as chocolate is known for its ability to cheer people up.


The recipe for chocolate muffins first appeared in 1796, in Amelia Simmons’ cookbook American Cookery. The dish got its name from the fact that in those days, small forms for cupcakes were not produced, so culinary specialists used mugs as improvised baking tools.

In the mid 2000s, the cupcake trend was rekindled by the Manhattan bakery featured in the hit series Sex and the City. Since then, chocolate cupcakes have been featured in cooking competitions, films and shops.

Fun facts

  • In the Bahamas, fruits, nuts and raisins are added to the cupcake batter, which is then aged in rum for several months, resulting in a cupcake that has a strong rum flavor.
  • The German Christmas cake is called “stollen”, and it is baked in a rectangular shape, then topped with powdered sugar.
  • The cupcake-eating record is held by Patrick Bertoletti, who managed to eat 6 cupcakes in 72 minutes.
  • The largest cake ever baked was created in East London, South Africa, and had 13 gallons of water, 1600 eggs, 330 pounds of flour, 220 pounds of frosting and 155 pounds of margarine.

How to take part

On National Chocolate Cupcake Day, why not try making a new version of chocolate cupcakes? With so many recipes available online, you can easily experiment with adding liquor, cognac, cherries, white or dark chocolate and more to create a unique cupcake! Once you’ve made your cupcakes, share them with your family, friends, and colleagues. Enjoy!

When is National Chocolate Cupcake Day celebrated in 2023?

National Chocolate Cupcake Day is observed on October 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 18 2023
Friday October 18 2024
Saturday October 18 2025
Sunday October 18 2026