National Cupcake Day
The term “cupcake” originally referred to how cupcakes were baked — in a teacup! Not to confuse matters, but “cupcake” also once referred to a cake made with ingredients measured by the cupful (for example, 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs). However, this second type of cupcake was usually baked in a pan, not a cup. Today, cupcakes are typically baked in muffin tins. Does that mean cupcakes are muffins in disguise? Definitely not! Not only are the ingredients and mixing methods different for cupcakes and muffins, but cupcakes also have frosting (and we think frosting makes ALL the difference)!
Learn how to bake your own cupcakes and other sweet treats (including muffins!) with these fun baking cookbooks:
American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More (American Girl Cookbook)
by American Williams-Sonoma