Difference between muffins & cupcakes

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Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? And I don't mean English muffins.
 

kuan

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Well, a muffin is a sort of subgenus of cake. When you say cake you're encompassing anything from those light and fluffy flat round things you cook on a flat surface to sheets of meringue held together with buttercream.

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Cup cake is iced and deocrated while a muffin is not.
Muffins are a "meal" and cup cakes are dessert.
Cup cakes get candles and sung to and muffins get a cup of coffee or tea.

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Thanks, Michelle,

That was a very concise explanation :lips:

BTW, love your web site's cakes, they look gorgeous!

Also, thanks, Kuan!

Can anyone share some mouth-watering, moist and tender muffins? By Michelle's definition, I'm a muffins fan... now I know.
 
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