What’s the difference muffins and cupcakes?

What’s the difference muffins and cupcakes?

Cupcakes are basically miniature cakes. So cake flour is used, which results in lighter and softer texture. And mostly butter is used and cupcakes are 100% sweet. But muffins can be either sweet or savory.

Why is a muffin called a muffin?

The word is first found in print in 1703, spelled moofin; it is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from the Low German Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake, or possibly with some connection to the Old French moufflet meaning soft, as said of bread.

What came first muffin or cupcake?

Muffins: A History This took place in America, where pearlash was discovered. … Quick bread muffins really need to be baked in molds because they are made with a batter rather than a dough. Which came first, cupcake 'cups' or muffin pans? The term 'cupcake' is first mentioned in E. Leslie's 'Receipts' of 1828.