Today (January 27th) is National Chocolate Cake Day. When it comes to desserts, cake takes the cake. So having it's own special day is even better. I hope it includes dark chocolate.

Why do we celebrate NCC Day today???? Who knows and who cares, just send me an extra piece of that delectable goodness that's fluffy and seems to defy gravity. Don't forget to add a frosty mug of milk.

I should probably make my own from scratch. However I look at it this way, why take a chance. There are professionals throughout the Southern Tier that make it their business to make cake. So I'm helping the economy...and I'm going to get a cake that is edible.

The history of the chocolate cake begins in 1764 when Doctor James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between 2 big circular millstones. Thanks doc.

In the 1920's, a company called O. Duff and Sons created the first boxed cake mix. In 1947, General Mills released the first "just add water" Betty Crocker cake mixes. The flavors to choose from were Ginger, Spice, Yellow and White. We didn't get the chocolate cake mix until 1948.

Enough of the history lesson, let's the celebrate because this holiday literally takes the cake.

[via holidayinsights.com]