cupcake

noun cup·cake \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk \

Definition of cupcake

:a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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First Known Use of cupcake

1828


CUPCAKE Defined for English Language Learners

cupcake

noun

Definition of cupcake for English Language Learners

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


CUPCAKE Defined for Kids

cupcake

noun cup·cake \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk \

Definition of cupcake for Students

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


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