When cupcakes came to be in the late XVIII century United States, they were revolutionary. Never before was there a dessert that took so little time to prepare while being so tasty.
Some people say the name ‘cupcakes’ comes from the initial method of preparation in a cup; others claim they are called that way because the ingredients were often measured in cups.
In any case, the name was first mentioned in the American Cookery cookbook in 1796.
In this video you can find out how to make a homemade version of a Hostess Cupcake, an iconic American name that some claim was the first mass produced brand of cupcakes.
In this copycat version, the traditional vanilla filling is replaced with marshmallow butter cream and the result sure looks delicious.
So off you go to follow Jenn Johns’ instructions and don’t forget: if it’s tasty as it is easy to make – it must be a cupcake.