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

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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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 New Yorkers can stop by this adorable bakery to get one of their beautiful tiny cupcakes for free. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "7 Election Day Free Food Deals," 6 Nov. 2018 Spread cupcakes with remaining frosting and smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mouse Cupcakes," 27 July 2018 New optional color powder station, all registrants receive a cupcake. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breathe events: Eating right, feeling well and getting moving," 8 May 2018 On the 65th anniversary of Lake Mechanical in 2011, the couple donated 6,500 cupcakes to the GeorgeFest celebration to commemorate the founding of their business. Lauren Ritchie,, "Couple who lived, breathed Eustis for decades died within weeks of one another," 28 May 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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