The principal notice of the cupcake can be followed as far back as 1796, when a formula documentation of "a cake to be prepared in little containers" was composed in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. The most punctual documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.
In the mid nineteenth century, there were two distinctive uses for the name glass cake or cupcake. In earlier hundreds of years, before biscuit tins were generally accessible, the cakes were regularly heated in individual stoneware mugs, ramekins, or shape and took their name from the mugs they were prepared in. This is the utilization of the name that has remained, and the name of "cupcake" is currently given to any little cake that is about the span of a teacup. While English pixie cakes fluctuate in size more than American cupcakes, they are customarily littler and are once in a while finished with elaborate icing.
The other sort of "container cake" alluded to a cake whose fixings were measured by volume, utilizing a standard-sized glass, rather than being weighed. Formulas whose fixings were measured utilizing a standard-sized glass could likewise be prepared in mugs; in any case, they were all the more ordinarily heated in tins as layers or chunks. In later years, when the utilization of volume estimations was solidly settled in home kitchens, these formulas got to be known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, supposed in light of the fact that they are comprised of four fixings: one measure of spread, two measures of sugar, three measures of flour, and four eggs. They are plain yellow cakes, to some degree less rich and less costly than pound cake, because of utilizing about half as much margarine and eggs contrasted with pound cake. The names of these two noteworthy classes of cakes were proposed to flag the technique to the pastry specialist; "glass cake" utilizes a volume estimation, and "pound cake" utilizes a weight estimation.
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