Cupcakes have been an edible American icon since the 19th century. Prior to cupcakes, ingredients used in baking were primarily weighed rather than measured. These delightful little treats shifted the art of baking from weighing to measuring ingredients.
For a while cupcakes were known as one-two-three-four cakes because of their recipe: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, plus one cup of milk and one spoon full of baking soda. This formula is still the traditional cupcake recipe that many people use today.
Fun fact: the world’s largest cupcake was on display in July 2009 at the Covent Garden Real Food Market in London. This cupcake was about 4 feet in diameter and weighed over 330 pounds! It also contained 200 eggs and took over 50 hours to make. Yikes!
I Celebrate National Cupcake Day with my favorite cupcakes from the local cupcake shop Julie’s House.