Muffins and cupcakes

India
July 7, 2012 7:05am CST
Although I love cooking but Im just nerd when it comes to bakery and confection. I wonder what is the major difference between cupcakes and muffins. To me both taste yummy and they even look similar to each other. can we can a muffin a cupcake and viceversa?
3 responses
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
7 Jul 12
Muffins have a basic recipe including flour,egg,milk,and vegetable oil.they're very easy and quick to make,you could have a batch made from scratch in about 30 minutes. Cupcakes are more of a basic spongecake recipe-creamed butter and sugar mixed with flour.I make Muffins...haven't tried out cupcakes..yet..
• United States
7 Jul 12
Muffins are usually bigger, and usually have something mixed in the batter. Cupcakes are usually frosted. To me they are kind of the same thing too. Now you're making me want muffins.
• India
7 Jul 12
Oh so sorry for you. even i am craving for one now. BTW thanks for the response.
• United States
7 Jul 12
Me and my fiance were having this debate because there is a place called Mr. Cupcakes around where we live, and i was saying Mr. Muffins would be a manlier name. LOL.
• United States
7 Jul 12
hi shanejulian! i like both muffins and cupcakes, both are delicious and i use the same pan to make both...from what i understand and have experienced in the cake world, cupcakes are like tiny cakes with sweet soft batter and usually iced...i used to take cupcakes to my son's school classes on his birthday, iced with chocolate icing and topped with m&m's....this was quite a hit with the kiddies! i have always noticed muffins having a denser, less sweet batter and usually not iced, although i love them dripping with butter! i used to make blueberry muffins for my son, but i don't like blueberries and didn't eat them...i do like cheesecake muffins and pumpkin cinnamon muffins however...either way you go they are both delicious, eh?