The Difference Between Cupcakes & Muffins is .....
Sep. 18, 2010 5:47 pm
Updated: Oct. 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Patty Cakes asked me this question over a month ago. Since then; I’ve been doing a lot of research on the topic. Apparently and unknown to me, this is a debate
that has been going on forever. There is much to be said about Cupcakes vs. Muffins. Below are just a few of the things I found out about Cupcakes and Muffins. I’ve been to a go-jillion websites and copied and pasted from blogs devoted
entirely on the subject. See below. Please, please feel free to add your comments. This is just so fascinating to me.
Cupcakes have the butter and sugar creamed together before adding other ingredients one at a time. Muffins throw everything in
at once and mix together.
Muffins are much denser than cupcakes which are light and airy.
Cupcakes are cakes while muffins are quick breads. Any recipe for a cake can be used to make cupcakes; the same is not true for muffins.
The preparation is different: For muffins, the dry and wet ingredients are mixed separately and then put together. Cupcakes are usually made with the creaming method.
Once I got home and got talking to my wise mum... who said that muffins have oil (and usually fruit) while cupcakes have sugar and butter.
Here’s the real answer; when your wife was younger, you called her cupcake. When she got older with a double chin, you called her muffin. In
short, muffins tend to overflow the cup shape, sort of like double chin.