The other day, my friend asked me what the difference between a muffin and a cupcake was. If you frost a muffin, does that make it a cupcake? With my baker knowledge, the only distinguishing answers that I could come up with were:
1. A muffin has a “muffin top,” whereas cupcakes are flat and do not rise as much after baking.
2. Cupcakes are frosted, muffins are not.
3. Muffins are much heavier in texture than cupcakes since cupcakes are basically miniature cakes. Muffins are technically bread, while cupcakes are technically cake.
Regardless, I am still stumped on the “official” definition that actually differentiates the two delicious treats. All I know is that these muffins were spectacular.. light, healthy (er), and scrumptious.
P.S. Happy 4 months to me & my boy! :]