National Chocolate Cake Day Today, Americans Celebrate

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(Photo: Reuters/Fred Prouser)Hosts of new daytime show "The Chew" (L-R) Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz, demonstrate how to make parfaits from a broken chocolate cake, at the ABC Summer TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 7, 2011. "The Chew" focuses on food, life and fun.

National Chocolate Cake Day offers chocolate lovers everywhere a chance to celebrate their favorite flavor on Monday, Jan. 27.

The annual celebration arrives during the cold winter months and well after the food-filled holiday season, giving people a reason to take to start baking and sharing with friends and family.

Each year on National Chocolate Cake Day, many people opt for baking their own chocolate cakes either from scratch or a box, such as Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Chocolate Fudge Cake mix. However, chocolate cake remains a staple in bakeries across the U.S., and some stores even offer cake exclusively, such as the famed cakeries Crumbs, Baked By Melissa and Sprinkles.

Furthermore, there are countless varieties of chocolate cake, including options when it comes to toppings, icings, and fillings. Some choices include cookies, nuts, vanilla, candy and sometimes jelly that can be layered on or baked into the cake.

On Twitter, users are sounding off on their celebrations of National Chocolate Cake Day, including William Shatner who advised his followers: "Buy milk because tomorrow is National Chocolate Cake Day," on Sunday.

"Today is national chocolate cake day… any excuse to eat chocolate cake works for me," Sherry wrote.

Merchants River House in New York City added, "Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! We're celebrating here with a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. Get it before it's gone!"

With so many Twitter users celebration National Chocolate Cake Day, it comes as no surprise that America's obsession with cake has translated onto television with series such as TLC's "Cake Boss" and the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars."

While Monday is National Chocolate Cake Day, there are several other chocolate-inspired holidays that are celebrated throughout the year, including National Chocolate Cupcake Day, Chocolate Lover's Day, and even National Hot Chocolate Day.

Meanwhile, Jan. 27 also marks National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.