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The oldest recipe I have found for cupcakes is the following recipe from ‘American Cookery’ by Amelia Simmons (1796). Baked in “small cups” but the word ‘cupcake’ is not used:
A light Cake to bake in small cups.Half a pound sugar, half a pound butter, rubbed into two pound flour, one glass wine, one do. rosewater, two do. emptins, a nutmeg, cinnamon and currants.
The term 'cupcake' is first found in Eliza Leslie's 'Receipts' (1828).
Lynne Olver’s Food Timeline has more information about cupcake history.
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