Sunday, 29 August 2010

Muffins or Cupcakes? Yes, there is a difference!

Our new found love: Cupcakes! :)

My sister made batches and batches of cupcakes during Ramadhan from Betty Crocker's French Vanilla cake mix.

I managed to get a few pictures of them before they vanished.

There's actually a difference between cupcakes and muffins.

Cupcakes are basically mini-cakes so you use any cake's recipe and bake cupcakes out of it. Simple as that!

Their bake time is around 20 minutes at 175
° C.

They are sweeter, lighter in weight and smaller in size than muffins. They are a special occasion delicacy because of their fancy decor (icing).

Muffins on the other hand come from the family of bread. Unlike cakes their inner texture is not very soft. They are sweeter than bread though.

They are plain on the outside and usually have some filling (fruits or nuts) inside.

They require no icing and make for an ideal breakfast. They are best served warm with a little butter perhaps.


  1. Amazing post. I've always loved cupcakes or muffins, they are so easy to make. Tempting pictures...

  2. I can't decide what's more yummy; flowers in the background or the cupcakes!

  3. Interesting. I actually did not know this. :O
    And as usual, they look delicious. :D Great work, sisters! :)

  4. very nice yet tempting=) and a good piece of information

  5. Yummy! You have made me feel hungry! Ahhh sweet tooth! :)