A muffin is a small baked good made from batter. Muffins are single-serving quick breads, which rise with the help of baking soda or baking powder and eggs instead of yeast. They tend to be sweet and somewhat moist, but heavier than a cake or cupcake. Muffins are baked in a pan with cup-sized indentations.
A muffin can also be savory instead of sweet. The texture is usually dryer and slightly denser than their cupcake cousins. Cupcakes are, well, miniature cakes. They're sweet by definition, coming in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet.
A cupcake is a small, sweet baked good topped with frosting. ... When you make cupcakes, you mix up cake batter and instead of baking it in large pans, pour it into the small, paper-lined indentations in a cupcake or muffin pan.
Over 135 years ago Samuel Bath Thomas, an innovator and entrepreneur, created the Original “Nooks & Crannies” English Muffin after moving from England to the United States. He used a secret process that included griddle baking to create a muffin that was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
The earliest extant description of what is now often called a cupcake was in 1796, when a recipe for "a light cake to bake in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons.
A muffin can be made with bacon, vegetables, and fruits, and it can contain a filling of nuts, chocolate or fruits. There is no frosting on the muffin. A cupcake is a cake you can eat in one bite, and it's always topped with frosting.
Buttercream is the most popular type of frosting largely because of its few ingredients and easy application. Classic buttercream requires beating butter into icing sugar until you reach a frosting consistency. It's not possible to over beat this type of frosting, so the longer you beat fluffier it gets.
Muffins, The Top Ten:
- Chocolate Chip.
- Apple Cinnamon.
- Walnut and Coffee.
- Banana Chocolate Chip.
- Banana Nut.
- Triple Chocolate.
Hold the muffin sideways or upside down in your hand.
Eat the muffin bottom first, similar as to how you would eat an apple. This method tends to be rather clean, as the bottom part of the muffin can often be eaten in one bite, leaving the top behind
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