The History of the Cupcake


Food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated but there seems to be two theories: one, the cakes were original cooked in actual cups and two, the ingredients used to make the cupcakes were measured out by the cup. Whichever it is, the cupcake seems to have evolved to the form we see today in the  United States in the 19th century, a  revolutionary time saver in the kitchen.

The cupcake used to be known as a “number” cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them: One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda. They were  convenient because they cooked much quicker than larger cakes in a time when  baking was done in hearth ovens which took a great deal of time.  Muffin tins, also called gem pans, were popular around the turn of the 20th century, so people started created cupcakes in tins.

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