Cupcakes

No one knows who had the brilliant idea to bake individual-size cakes, which have been around since the early 19th century. But it was at the beginning of the 21st century that cupcakes rose from a common pastry in common flavors (chocolate, vanilla, maybe gingerbread or banana) to a food trend so powerful that many bakeries opened for the sole purpose of making and selling them. Beyond familiar varieties, modern cupcake shops sell such elevated palate-seducers as cappuccino cupcakes, salted caramel cupcakes, mint julep cupcakes, blueberry cobbler cupcakes, and bananas Foster cupcakes. The primary differences between a cupcake and a muffin are that muffins are significantly heavier and are not frosted. Also, cupcakes do not have broad tops.

Restaurants With This Dish

Wild Flour Pastry

CHARLESTON, SC

Sally Bell’s

RICHMOND, VA

Cupcake Cafe - Chocolate Cupcakes
Cupcake Cafe
Blue Canoe Cafe

RIDGE SPRING, SC

Hill Country Barbecue Market

NEW YORK, NY

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Lyndell’s Bakery

SOMERVILLE, MA

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