December 15 is National Cupcake Day, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in these little bites of sweetness?
Covered in frosting or sprinkles, with any flavor that you can think of, cupcakes have been a staple at birthday parties, office parties, bake sales, weddings, and every other celebration since the 19th century.
The History of Cupcakes
English Fairy Cakes, a sweet delicacy popular in England during the 17th century, likely inspired cupcakes. In America, the recipe that would become the cupcake was first mentioned by Amelia Simmons in her American Cookery cookbook, first published in 1796.
Initially, these little cakes were baked in cups so they would not require an oven temperature as high as cakes. As time progressed and more ingredients became available to bakers across America, the modern-day cupcake we know today began to take shape.
🧁 Types of Cupcakes
Today there are countless varieties of cupcakes you can try. Red velvet cupcakes are among the most popular offerings from bakeries due to their distinctive flavor and vibrant red color.
Carrot cake is another favorite; it’s often combined with cream cheese frosting or topped with walnuts or pecans for extra crunchiness.
Other popular cupcake flavors include chocolate chip cookie dough (with cookie dough pieces mixed into the batter), strawberry buttercream (a light vanilla cake filled with strawberry preserves and topped with pink buttercream frosting), and banana split (yellow cake filled with bananas custard and topped with strawberry buttercream) if these flavors don’t tickle your tastebuds - no worries!
With all of its traditional and unique variations - like bacon-infused maple syrup - there’s sure to be something for everyone when it comes to cupcakes!
List of 7 Cupcake Recipes
1. 🧁 Chocolate cupcakes
2. 🧁 Vanilla cupcakes
3. 🧁 Red velvet cupcakes
4. 🧁 Carrot cupcakes
5. 🧁 Lemon cupcakes
6. 🧁 Coconut cupcakes
7. 🧁 Strawberry cupcakes
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What Is The Shelf Life of Cupcakes?
A: The shelf life of cupcakes depends on the ingredients used and how they are stored. Generally, unfrosted cupcakes will last up to a week if kept in an airtight container at room temperature.
Frosted cupcakes should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, lasting up to 5 days. For best results, cupcakes should be consumed within 1-2 days of being made.
How Do I Store Cupcakes?
Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Frosted cupcakes should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you plan on consuming cupcakes within 1-2 days, it is best to store them at room temperature.
Can I Freeze Cupcakes?
Yes, you can freeze cupcakes to enjoy later. Unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Frosted cupcakes should be wrapped in plastic or parchment paper and placed in a freezer-safe bag before being stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. Be sure to thaw the cupcakes completely before eating.
So this National Cupcake Day, why not give yourself a sweet treat? Go out and explore your neighborhood bakeries for some delicious cupcakes! With different shapes, colors, flavors, and decorations, there’s sure to be something for everyone, regardless of your preference. So go ahead - have some fun this holiday season and enjoy one (or two) tasty treats on National Cupcake Day!