Cupcake Recipes - Patty Cake Recipes

Cupcake recipes or patty cake recipes?

I have always known cupcakes, until recently, as patty cakes, although it depends on who you talk to, as to their ideas about the origins of both.

Remember the very old English children's, patty cake, patty cake nursery rhyme?

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, bakers man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it and pat it and mark it with B
Then put it in the oven for baby and me

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it up, roll it up
Then put it in a pan

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man
Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it up, roll it up
Put it in a pan
And toss it in the oven as fast as you can

My earliest memory of my mother baking, is of her making cupcakes and of her sharing the dried fruit that she was putting in them, with my brothers and myself.

My mum liked the dried fruit, not only for the taste and texture, but of course, the fruit was good for us.

In those days, the mixture was beaten by hand using a hand beater and after it had been transferred to patty pans and put in the oven to bake, my mother gave my brothers,sisters and I the bowl, mixers and utensils she had used, to lick clean, yummy.
 
Of course, there was generally a heated discussion (as only siblings can do), as to who should have what to lick.
 
Happy memories of times gone by!

Children and adults alike, love these very pretty and cute cupcakes and, even though my mother was a huge fan of dried fruit, they are just as nice, plain, iced with icing or frosting or just dusted with icing sugar.

There are so many cupcake icing recipe that you can use to decorate these cakes, limited only by your imagination!

Below are some delicious cupcakes or patty cakes for you to make and enjoy:

Butterfly Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe


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