Muffin or Cupcake?
I had this same question many posts ago. The most common answer would be cupcakes have icing/frosting while muffin could have fruits. There's also the consideration of when they are eaten, muffins are great for breakfasts and goes well with coffee while cupcakes are eaten as desserts and goes well with tea (but there's debate about that, depending on what one prefers to drink). There's consistency too, since they have different ingredients, cupcakes (cake-like) tend to crumble and are baked relatively smaller than muffins (breadlike) which being able to hold itself together can be baked bigger (makes you fuller than when eating cupcakes too). Per use of oil, butter and sugar...muffins are voted healthier for using oil and bits of fruits.
So according to Diana's Desserts: 'A basic formula for muffins is 2 cups flour, 2-4 tablespoons sugar, 2½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 egg, ¼ cup oil, shortening or butter and 1 cup milk. When the fat, sugar and egg ratio in a recipe reaches double or more than this, you have reached the cake level.
There you go.
Browsing about, there's a joke that bakers and baking enthusiasts seem to enjoy;
"If you throw a cupcake against a wall you get a sound like "poof"; if you throw a muffin against a wall you get a sound like "thud" ! (Remember, Lucy Liu's in Charlie's Angels?)
The best answer I read though was this; A muffin is just a confused cupcake. ;D
What say you? I missed this meme. lol.
(P.S. Above is a muffin.)
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