ST. LOUIS – We have a reason to treat ourselves on Tuesday.

It is National Cupcake Day.

The origin of the cupcake can be traced all the way back to the 1700s. A recipe from that time period was made for “a cake to be baked in small cups.” Cupcakes are a famous guilty pleasure, and chocolate are the first choice for many.

There are several names for the dessert. The British call them “fairy cakes.” The cupcake underwent a series of transformations. The rest is history.