Cupcakes are small cakes that are made to serve one person.
They first started to be made in the United States in the 19th century.
At that time, they were called “number cakes” because the recipe was easy to remember – 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk, and 1 spoonful of soda.
Unlike bigger cakes that are sliced and share with many people, a cupcake is perfect for just one person and comes with its own wrapper!
Cupcakes are typically baked in a small aluminum or thin paper cup.
These little cakes are usually topped with yummy frosting and might have additional flavorings and decorations like sprinkles or fruit.
In the past, cupcakes were most often baked for special occasions, but nowadays, you can enjoy a cupcake any day of the week!
Even though cupcakes are small, they are typically rich and sweet in taste.
Making, decorating, and eating cupcakes can be a fun activity for both kids and grown-ups. It’s like having a little piece of a party, just for yourself!