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WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE CUPCAKE?
A cupcake, in British English is
a fairy cake
In Australian English is
a patty cake or cup cake
The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons.
The earliest documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.
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