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

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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Extra batter can always be baked off as cupcakes, muffins or mini-loaves. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to swap baking pan sizes without ruining your recipe," 3 July 2019 Menu highlights include: Pineapple upside down cupcake ($2.50). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "These Phoenix hair stylists were tired of the vacant space next to their salon. So they opened a bakery," 20 June 2019 In addition, sundaes, cakes, pies, brownies, ice cream, cupcakes and a chocolate chip cookie will be offered, along with a drink menu that features tea, soda, shakes, floats, beer and wine. Jennifer Johnson,, "Liquor license granted to ‘sweet’ cafe proposed for Park Ridge," 9 June 2019 The menu for the girls is: chicken salad tea sandwich, mac and cheese ball, fruit skewer wand and mini cupcakes, a macaron and a chocolate cup filled with raspberry mousse. Susan Harrison,, "Neighbors welcome to pitch in to help boy hit by car while riding his bike," 7 June 2019 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

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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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