cup·​cake | \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk How to pronounce cupcake (audio) \

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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Once National Doughnut Day kicks off each June, sweet tooths everywhere are reminded of the world beyond cupcakes and soft-serve. Annika Hom,, "Move over, ice cream! Doughnuts on the rise this summer," 21 June 2019 Employees are appreciated during Employee Appreciation Day with fun perks like gift cards, special breakfasts, mini massages, happy hours, champagne toasts, cupcakes and even carnivals. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Ranking of the 2019 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona: Large Company Category," 13 June 2019 Cyrus, clad in a white gown, and Hemsworth dressed in a tux, were seen amongst cupcakes and Mr. and Mrs. balloons. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Seems to Confirm She and Liam Hemsworth Are Married," 26 Dec. 2018 Grab a cupcake and settle in for this delightful read. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "#ReadWithMC Didn't Want 'The Proposal' to End," 3 Dec. 2018 There’s always a selection of gluten-free treats available, and for custom orders, most cake and cupcake flavors can be prepared gluten-free as well. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "There’s a Fresh Crop of Vegan Restaurants in Dublin," 15 Mar. 2019 Make cupcakes: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Desert Bloom Cupcakes," 15 Feb. 2019 While foot traffic generates some walk-in sales of cookies, cupcakes, pies and cakes, most of the business at Sue’s Cakery is generated by special orders and children’s birthday parties. Chuck Fieldman,, "Cake camps draw baking enthusiasts to Clarendon Hills cakery," 21 June 2018 Collazo sang to the tune of a Spanish birthday melody while holding a cupcake with a lighted candle. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, "In Puerto Rico’s ‘last mile,’ power is still elusive as next hurricane season looms," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cupcake

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cupcake was in 1828

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English Language Learners Definition of cupcake

: a very small cake that is baked in a pan shaped like a cup


cup·​cake | \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk How to pronounce cupcake (audio) \

Kids Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a mold shaped like a cup

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