Baking Tips and Commonly Asked Questions

Cupcakes and Muffins

CupcakesMuffins
Cupcakes are miniature cakes.Muffins are miniature breads.
Cupcakes are usually not eaten/served warm.Muffins are usually eaten /served hot or warm and can also be served cold.
Cupcakes are usually decorated with frosting and icing.Muffins do not have icing or frosting.
Muffins do not have icing or frosting.Cupcakes are always sweet. In fact, sweeter than muffins.Muffins can be sweet and savory.
The crumbs of cupcakes are finer.The crumbs of muffins are coarse.
Below is the method of making cupcakes: 
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs gradually.
3. Add dry ingredients and mix.
Below is the method of making muffins: 
1. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
2. Mix wet ingredients in one bowl.
3. Pour wet ingredients onto dry ingredients.