Cupcakes vs Muffins

People often asked me, what's the difference between muffins and cupcakes. Comparing cupcakes and muffins is like comparing cookies and biscuits. They are similar, yet different.

Cupcakes belong to the cakes family. It has frosting all the time. This is the major difference - the frosting. Frosting enables cupcakes to be embellished in different ways. In the mouth, cupcakes are usually more moist. And of course cupcakes comes in a cup. I mean paper cup.

You'll notice, muffins are served without a cup. It belongs to the bread family instead of the cakes. It doesn't have frosting but it can be garnished with chocolate sauce. They are more dry in the mouth.