CUPCAKE FACT #1
A cup of cake
The term ‘cupcake’ was originally used in the late 19th century for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful.
… 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs.
Early cupcakes were baked in teacups or ramekins (small clay pots)
Hence, a cup of cake!