Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman who became known for his reviews and list of recommended restaurants, motels and hotels across the country. Today, he is most closely associated with a line of food products that bears his name.
A bakery cupcake contains approximately 585 calories, according to the Huffington Post. A store-bought cupcake contains approximately 298 calories. A homemade cupcake made with a healthy ingredient list contains approximately 295 calories.