National Vanilla Cupcake Day November 10. Photo credit:


Dessert lovers across the country are celebrating today as it is National Vanilla Cupcake Day which is celebrated each year on November 10.

Cupcakes have also been known to be called:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Patty Cakes
  • Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when there was a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons).  The earliest known documentation of the term “cupcake” was in 1828 in “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats” in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups.  Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large tea cups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.

To celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day, you may want to enjoy one of the following “tried and true” vanilla cupcake recipes, SHARE some cupcakes with your friends and family and watch another episode of the Food Network reality-based competition show, “Cupcake Wars”.


Our research was unable to find the creator of National Cupcake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


One Response to “NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY – November 10”


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