Know All About Cupcakes

Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

By Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

  • 6 Min Read
  • 4th January, 2023
Know All About Cupcakes

What Are Cupcakes?

Cupcakes are small cakes that are designed for 1 person to serve. Cupcakes were invented in the 19th century.

Ever Thought About What Is So Special About Cupcakes?

Cupcakes are much easier to bake than cakes. They take about 15-20 minutes to bake compared to 35-40 minutes for a cake and it almost tastes the same as a cake.
From basic to assorted cupcakes, they have all been in trend for a very long time.

Basic Cupcake Recipe

The Following Recipe Is Very Basic. You Can Use These Cupcakes For Birthdays, Parties, Anniversaries, Or Any Other Occasion. These Cupcakes Are Very Easy To Make Even For A Beginner. It Includes 6 Ingredients Which Are Easily Accessible To You In Your Kitchen.


• Makes - 24 cupcakes
• Time to prepare - 15 minutes
• Cooking time - 25 minutes
• Cheap and affordable ingredients are used


√ 250g Unsalted butter
√ 250g Castor sugar
√ 250g self-raising flour
√ 4 eggs
√ 4 tablespoons milk
√ Pinch of salt (Optional)

You will also need
√ 2×12 hole muffin tins with paper cases.


Step 1 -  Start by preheating your oven at 190°C. Prepare and line both the trays with keeping 12 cupcakes on them.

Step 2 - Take a bowl and add butter and sugar together. Whisk it with a wooden spoon or an electric beater until it is fluffy and soft. Once done, add eggs, salt, flour, and milk. Mix until the mixture is smooth

Step 3 - Take a spoon or an ice cream scoop and take the batter and divide equally in all the molds.

Step 4 - Place the tray/ tins in the oven for 15 minutes after 15 minutes change the positions of the trays/ tins and bake for another 3-7 minutes until it's light golden brown.

Step 5 - Once done. Take out the trays/ tins from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Once cooled, the cupcakes are ready to eat and can be decorated.

After your cupcakes are ready you can decorate them as you like. use icing or cream cheese frosting or choco chips or chocolate to give it a different look and taste.

Quiz Time

Now That You Know A Little About Cupcakes, Here Is A Short Quiz To Test & Sharpen Your Knowledge

1. Cupcakes were initially designed for how many people?

- 1
- 3
- 4
- 5

2. Should you start the preparation of cupcakes by preheating your oven?

- Yes
- No
- Maybe

3. Once the cupcakes are prepared should you wait for a few minutes before taking them out?

- Yes
- No
- Maybe

4. Once cupcakes are fully baked, what should be the ideal color of the cupcake?

- Dark brown
- Light brown
- Brown
- Light golden brown

5. From the ingredients below, what is the ingredient not used in making cupcakes?

- Sugar
- Salt
- Milk
- Jaggery

( The answers to all the questions are mentioned at the end of the article)


Top 3 Cupcakes Which Are Very Famous & Can Be Easily Made At Home.

1. Vanilla cupcakes
2. Chocolate cupcakes
3. Red velvet cupcakes


{ Answers to the above quiz }
1. 1
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Light golden brown
5. Jaggery


Frequently Asked Questions On Cupcakes !?

Differences between cupcakes and muffins?

Cupcakes and muffins are similar in shape, but a cupcake uses a cake recipe and a muffin uses a bread recipe. Also, cupcakes have frosting and muffins don't.

According to an expert, it is not advised to make cupcakes in idli moulds as it will lead to uncooked cupcakes, difficulty in figuring out the temperature or the timings and it can also result in cupcakes being very sticky from the surface although you can always try something new.

Most cupcakes can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container for up to three days. Cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and in the freezer for up to six months.

The cost of cupcakes varies from city to city and shop to shop but the average cost of cupcakes in India is 199rs.

Cupcakes were invented by Amelia Simmons in 1796.

If there is too much batter in the shell, it will rise over the edges of the shell as the cupcake bakes and the rim of the shell may catch on the rim of the cupcake, making the paper more difficult to remove. Cupcake liners should be between 1/2 and 2/3 full with batter.

Cupcake liners should be between 1/2 and 2/3 full with batter.

Take the cupcakes out of the oven or leave them in, your choice. Gently press down on the cupcake. If the cupcake springs back completely, they're done. If your finger made a dent in the cupcake, they need more time.

Some toppings besides icing that can be put are Nutella and Chocolate Glaze, Greek Yogurt and Toppings, Chocolate Ganache, Cookie Dough, Mascarpone and Whipped Cream and Toppings

Buttercream frosting and cream cheese frosting are the types of frosting used for cupcakes.


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