Cupcakes: everything you need to know about this delicious candy

Cupcakes are increasingly international, although basically they are nothing more than an individual decorated cake. And, even if you think it is a modern invention, in reality this little colorful sponge cake emerged in the year 1796. Learn more about this bakery delight in this article.

What are the cupcakes?

It seems that the world of sweets has been invaded by colorful cupcakes called "cupcakes." Until recently they were not common in Spain or Latin America, but little by little they are gaining ground against the most traditional delicacies, such as churros.

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These colorful, decorated and delicious mini cakes are a trend and you can find them everywhere, from a coffee shop in Paris to a confectionery in Hong Kong.

Unlike the traditional cupcake, Cupcakes usually have a creamy and different decorative cover to the dough, which is juicy and fluffy. The cupcake is more similar to a cake and can be soaked in coffee with milk. The cupcake is closer to the cake, so it is better not to think about introducing it to an infusion because you will not be well seen.

«Dessert is like a song to feel good. The best make you dance ».

-Edward Lee-

How did the cupcakes come about?

The origin of cupcakes must be sought in the United States in the XIX century. Its literal translation is "cup cake", perhaps due to the measure of flour used for its preparation, or to the size.

From North American lands they flew to other latitudes and They became famous thanks to movies and series, for example Sex in New York, where the four protagonist friends ate these cupcakes to overcome a love break, a work problem or whatever happened to them.

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Individually very colorful, full of flavors and original design, the cupcakes are full of sugar and so they lift our spirits. The success of these sweets is such that even during the recession in the United States they did not stop selling them.

A little sweetness, cream and candies never come bad when we need to feel happy. There are versions of all kinds, from those full of artificial colors to homemade preparations as if our mother made them. There are even more "local" options with less fat and sugar than the American recipe.

The dough of the base is made with flour, yeast, sugar, eggs, milk and butter (like the broken muffins). What differentiates one cupcake from another is its superior decoration. There it can be used from chocolate to pieces of cookies through nuts to jelly.

How to prepare my own cupcakes?

Although you can get rich cupcakes in Madrid, Barcelona or Alicante, also You have the possibility to prepare them at home and surprise your family and friends at coffee time.

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There are not too many secrets in its preparation, That is quite simple. Maybe the "paste" is at the time of decorating because not everyone has a good pulse or we have the cream ready, but you can always start with a simple and fast design.

For 12 cupcakes you will need special capsules (there are paper or silicone). These are the dough ingredients:

  • 115 grams of butter
  • 220 grams of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams of flour
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 120 ml of milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In addition to that, to make the cream you will need:

  • 250 grams of butter
  • 325 grams of glass sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Colorant


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It is not too complicated, but you must do it with care and affection so that the result is delicious. You just have to follow these steps:

  • Heats the oven and place the paper capsules inside the special cupcake mold.
  • Sift flour and yeast.
  • Apart, beat the sugar with the butter. Add the eggs and continue.
  • Add half of the flour, milk and vanilla extract. While beating, pour the rest of the flour and get a homogeneous mass.
  • Fill the capsules up to the third part and bake 25 minutes. Meanwhile, you can prepare the cream by mixing all the ingredients.
  • Let the cupcakes cool before removing the capsules from the mold. Place the cream on a decorative sleeve or spread with a spatula.

They are ready to serve, but You can use your imagination and decorate the cupcakes in a thousand different ways. Surely they will have nothing to envy to those that you can buy in the most reputed confectionery of any city.

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