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

Blue Canoe Cafe

RIDGE SPRING, SC

Prantl’s Bakery

PITTSBURGH, PA

Saint Cupcake Galore

PORTLAND, OR

Cupcake crowned with chocolate icing and sprinkles ... Smoky Mountain sweets
Bakin Bishop | Smoky Mountain Sweets

PIGEON FORGE, TN

Happy Cafe

COLUMBIA, SC

Cupcake Down South

CHARLESTON, SC

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