The Origin of Cup Cake – Food Variety 8

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Three cup cakes with 3 different decorations.

Honestly, I just realized lately that there is different between two similar form of cakes:

- muffin

- cup cake

It is said that a cup cake is the perfect dessert for lunch or dinner. Its small size is created to serve for one person.

Like other larger cakes, cup cakes are decorated with many items, just for examples:

- fresh fruit

- candy

- chocolate

- ganache

- sugar cage

- caramel ribbons

Similar cup cakes on the table.

I just read from some sources, standard ingredients are used to bake cup cakes includes:

- butter

- sugar

- flour

- eggs

Historically, the cup cake has been consumed in America since 1796 or might be early, more than 200 years ago.

Its name originally was 1234 cakes or called as the number cake, refer to portions of its four basic well known ingredients:

- 1 cup of butter

- 2 cups of sugar

- 3 cups of flour

- 4 eggs

In addition to four basic, people may use other two ingredients:

- 1 cup of milk

- 1 spoon of soda

Which one do you like: cup cakes or muffin?


  1. Muffins are better for me. Love a good cornbread muffin ..not too sweet with beans. Great way to keep those bananas from going bad with a banana muffin for breakfast.

  2. cupcakes! but I will take a muffin.

  3. Hi
    I can't eat cup cakes because of the butter!

  4. I had no idea cupcakes were around for this long. Muffins are often made with better ingredients (who grains, fruit, nuts) etc, but also tend to have more carbs. I will eat both, in moderation.

  5. I love both!! I have never left one go bye without tasting it! I have made so many cupcakes for my Granddaughters, ie, birthday parties, school parties! But I love to have a good muffin for breakfast, plus a good way to use up those bananas!

  6. I would have to say that I do like cupcakes more than muffins.

  7. I like muffins for breakfast and cupcakes for a treat. Cupcakes with lots of rich frosting piled on top!

  8. I love muffins!;) This looks very delicious!;)

  9. I also think that cup cake and muffin are same cake but muffin is bigger. I definitely prefer muffins.

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  10. I love cup cakes. Some of them are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good week-end!

  11. Yes I stay here since 2016, time flies :D
    Thanks a lot, I hope that too. I miss my dishwasher so much :D

    Interesting post, I love cupcakes <3 Wow they are very old with over 200 years :D
    Have a great weekend

  12. Wow, I like cup cakes. That's tasty.

  13. I like apple-cinnamon muffins. I have never baked cup cakes.
    Have a sunny day.