• A muffin doesn't usually have any icing on it.
  • A cupcake is just cake batter baked in a smaller pan, muffins usually have different batters with less sugar.
  • The frosting.
  • Muffins are less sweet, and usually have nuts and fruits in them. They also don't have icing on top, like cupcakes.
  • A muffin is denser than a cupcake. A cupcake has a lighter texture.
  • Muffins are better than cupcakes. >.< No, muffins tend to be healthier...and sometimes have "stuff" in them, whereas cupcakes are plain, sweet batter, with disgusting frosting and sprinkles. (Eewww!)
  • Not much, really. A muffin is a cake and so are cupcakes. I would say the frosting and the flavours.
  • one can be eaten for breakfast the other for desert
  • A cupcake is a "cake in a cup", frosting and all. It is essentially a cake meant to serve one person. Cupcakes are often served at celebrations such as birthdays, with tea, or as a desert. A muffin has a denser batter, has no frosting, is usually not as sweet as a cupcake, being originated from bread rather than cake. They are often made with a specific ingredient such as blueberries, chocolate chips, cucumbers, raspberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, date nut, lemon, banana, orange, peach, strawberry, boysenberry, almond, carrot, or various grains. These ingredients are then baked into the muffin. Muffins are a breakfast food.
  • A cupcake has frosting. Yum.
  • A muffin is really big with fruit and a cupcake has icing on it
  • Muffins are for hugging, cuddling, snuggling, and possibly spending the rest of your life with. Cupcakes for flirting, pinching, and maybe a little back-office nooky.
  • Cupcakes are cuter, yet tend to be a little angry and sometimes clutzy when confronted.
  • Cupcakes usually have icing on them and are supposed to be little, miniature cakes light in weight, sweet, and often covered with icing and decorations. It tends to be not too tall because it's texture isn't strong enough to allow for a very tall structure. They're for special occasions. A muffin is significantly heavier in texture and also in weight; with its cohesiveness, it can contain fruit, nuts or chocolate chips, which are not common in cupcakes. It is never iced and need not be particularly sweet. It can be made with ingredients as heavy as bran, and can be rather tall and have a large overhanging rim that doesn't threaten to fall off.They are eaten warm, if possible.
  • No, I don't think so. Muffins are more biscuit-like and cupcakes are more cake-like. You normally don't frost a muffin, maybe just put a light glaze or streusel on it.
  • 7-8-2017 The word "muffin" refers to the shape. "Cupcake" refers to the method of production. A cupcake does not have to be shaped like a muffin, but a muffin sort of has to be made in a cup.

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