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

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

Examples of cupcake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Restaurants in North Texas have mirrored the fervor by sprinkling it on tacos or inside cupcakes. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "First-ever Flamin’ Hot Cheetos popcorn hits store shelves in Texas," 9 Jan. 2020 So while frosting cupcakes, Berry brought up the subject of birthday cakes for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Just Shared a Sweet Royal Family Birthday Tradition with Mary Berry," 22 Dec. 2019 Another posted a few pics of what Taylor and Harry were doing on her birthday in 2012, including getting cupcakes and going out to a pub in England. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Released His New Album on Taylor Swift's 30th Birthday," 13 Dec. 2019 For small-batch organic cupcakes in unique flavors like Mexican chocolate pudding and blood orange Dreamsicle, try Lavender Moon Cupcakery. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019 Display cases hold egnogg latte cheesecake, Santa-hat macarons and cupcakes decorated like gifts. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "Visiting Disneyland or Disney World for the holidays? Don't make these common mistakes," 21 Nov. 2019 Multiple desserts, including cupcakes of many flavors were available in the rooms throughout the clinic. Kitty Leshay,, "Veterinary Clinic Holds Welcoming, 25-Year Anniversary Celebration," 15 Nov. 2019 Let cool completely, then gently push into frosted cupcakes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Shake Your Tail Feathers Cupcake," 22 Oct. 2019 Chocolatier Tovmasyan put her students through their paces, decorating cupcakes with intricate Halloween designs. Glendale News-Press, "On the Town: Glendale International Film Festival is a hit," 21 Oct. 2019

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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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4 Feb 2020

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“Cupcake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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