December 15th is known as national cupcake day! In honor of this incredible holiday,
Interesting Facts Online is going to drop some cupcake knowledge on you
and sprinkle (hehe, get it?) in a few fun facts along the way.
The first mention of a cupcake recipe goes as far back as 1796.
Amelia Simms wrote a recipe in “American Cookery” which referenced, “a
cake to be baked in small cups”. However, it wasn’t until 1828 that the
actual word cupcake was used by Eliza Leslie in her cookbook
“Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats”. One fun fact
about early cupcakes is that they were baked in teacups or ramekins
before the invention of the multi-cup pans we use today. Cupcakes also
started to become popular because they saved time in the kitchen and
were generally easier to bake than larger cakes. Some theories suggest
the term cupcake was derived from the easy to follow early 1-2-3-4
recipe. The recipe was measured: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups
flour, 4 eggs.
Here’s a fun fact: Cupcakes can be referred to as fairy cakes in
Britain or patty cakes in Australia.
Here are some more interesting facts you may not have known about
this tremendous treat.
Interesting Fact: Cupcake liners do more than make it easy to
remove them from the pan. Traditionally, sides of tins are greased for
easy removal, but also floured because the batter needs to have
something to cling to. A cupcake liner takes care of both.
Fun Fact: On August 15, 2009 GourmetGiftBaskets.com broke the
world record for largest cupcake ever made. The cupcake was 1,224
pounds, 4 foot tall by 10 foot wide, and had 2 million calories.
Fun Fact: One of the most popular cupcake bakery's in the U.S. is
Crumbs in New York City. They have reported $23.5 million in cupcake
revenue last year alone!
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