Today is National Chocolate Cake Day
What would this world be without chocolate cake? It seems like this pastry has been around as long as the cacao beverage that we now call chocolate, which dates back to, at least, the Olmec civilization, 1500-400 B.C. But after the Europeans took chocolate from the New World in 1519, it remained an expensive luxury for many years.
The 19th century was the first truly great era of the chocolate cake. And it has never gone out of fashion. It may be even more popular now.