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What's the difference between muffins and cupcakes?

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generally, the amount of sugar used. Cupcakes also usually have frosting. Muffins= breakfast food... cupcake=dessert.

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^^^Good answer. Cupcakes have frosting. I know they said that, but I just had to repeat it. Cupcakes have Frosting.

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1 of them has frosting and de other does not

but still both of them are still yummy !!!..........

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Muffins are delicious when warmed and cupcakes aren't so great due to frosting :)

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muffins are just ugly cupcakes

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LOL I have a shirt that says that but they wont let me wear it to school:(
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why wont they let you wear it
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haha i lyk tht one
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It's see through and is VERY low cut.
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O that sucks
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i have a shirt that say that but thay wont let me were it eany were lol:( sad is it muffins are ugly cupcakes:D that makes me happy:)
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Kind of like quaglets are just ugly fruitcakes.
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Ha! thats funny!!!:)
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There is really a lot of difference. Cupcakes are made from a cake recipe. Created to be light and airy. Muffins are a flavored quickbread.
There is a great difference in the preparation and basic ingredients.

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Sometimes it does seem like a muffin might just as well be a cupcake, they have so much sugar, fat & calories. The principle difference would be the frosting. However, I've had cupcakes with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or a sweet crumb topping instead of frosting. Usually, cupcakes are a sweet dessert and muffins are more substantial and eaten instead of bread at a meal.

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No frosting, And cupcakes taste bad.

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how dare you
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cupcakes r mad good
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Not to me
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i think everyone forgot... cupcake usually puff up not far from the edge of the wraper and can be iced; while muffins can or can't have wrapers and puff up to look like a mushroom. plus cupcakes most commonly are chocolate, vanilla and rarely have any chocolate chips or fruit pieces (may have a filling though) and muffins can have chocolate chips or fruit pieces etc.

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ones with icing and one does not

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muffins are helthy

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no theyre not, one muffin can have up to 600 calories.
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not all muffins have that. there r such things as full fruit muffins
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well they don't have too many things different about them they are both really super good

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hi kayla
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lol u r 2 funny
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muffins are good for us

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Sugar quantity

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they both taste good

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Cupcakes have frosting ,and are more of a desert. Muffins can be eaten in the morning for breakfast.

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Muffins have no frosting and are drier because the baking material.

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cupcakes have icing and muffins don't.

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cupcakes taste better =]

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muffins has every thing in them.

when the cupcakes are done they have frosting on them.

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cupcakes are pimped out muffins

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cupcakes have frosting

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I don't think there is a difference. Cause muffins are without frosting.

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cupcakes have cream muffins have fruit

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With cupcakes you decorate them and with muffins you can not decorate them

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duh! cupcake have frosting, muffins don't. Muffins are for breakfast, cupcakes are for dessert. JK LOL

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muffins are ugly cupcakes

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cupcakes are made with different types of batter mix. Muffins are like blueberry, strawberry and or banana flavor.

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a muffins is bigger

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no i know someone who can make gigantic cupcakes and their delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)thx hommie
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Batter and dough also cupcakes are frosting either powdered sugar or cake frosting and muffins are not so much sugar and usually have things like blueberries, strawberries, or a berry or nut inside of the muffin.
Thank you.

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Cupcake have frosting and the mix is different muffins dont have frosting

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Muffins don't have frosting.

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muffins have fruit flavoring, like bluberry or wildberry. cupcakes have flavors like chocolate and vinilla.

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Frosting :D

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u is ugly boy are u a boy
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Muffins=Breakfast Cupcakes=Dessert

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CupCakes have frosting and Muffins are just plain with NO frosting.

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how do u get that picture there
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nothing

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taste

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u are new or what i am
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Muffins are more like a breakfast food, and cupcakes are like dessert or a snack.

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Muffins are pastry and cupcakes are cakes that are mini

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ya your rite but muffins u add somthin like strawberes and cupcakes are kust flour and frosting rite
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cupcakes=frosting
muffins=breakfast food
but both still yummmmmmmmmmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p

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truly i dont know one uses fruits and the other uses sugar and icing??

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cupcakes have frosting and muffins dont.

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muffins are healthier and do not have icing

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because muffins have things in it and cupcakes are sweet and wit alot of icing

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Muffins are much BIGGER and don't have any decorations like frosting or icing, They're healthier than Cupcakes.
Cupcakes are much smaller and they have frosting or icing and has all kinds of decoration, They're very sweet than Muffins.

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On cupcakes you put frosting and sprinkles while on muffins you add blueberries or some thing else in it with no frosting or sprinkles.

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muffins are dunkey

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A cupcake is like a small cake, and usually has frosting or sprinkles, while muffins tend to be healthier and are common breakfast foods.

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cup cakes are the best

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Cupcakes are.....I was going to say sweeter but...Well, muffins are healthier. And cupcakes are made from cake batter.

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There is really no difference to me. I have 3 answers. 1: one has frosting (cupcakes). 2: one is more dry (muffins). 3:muffins are just ugly cupcakes.

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cupcakes are sweeter than muffins, even though there are many variations of the muffin

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muffins are ugly and don't have frosting

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muffins are more of a "bread" product and cupcakes are sweeter and considered a "pastry".

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Muffins can be made with anything from cornbread to dough and need no actual "cup" to be made. Cup cakes are from actual cake mixtures and are separated into little paper cups.

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Muffins are ugly Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are usually unhealthy and made as deserts. Muffins are kind of healthy and considered breakfast food.

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muffins are just some friggiin ugly clones of cupcakes:)

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they taste
different

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cup cakes have frosting ... muffins dont

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one has frosting and the other has buleberry in it

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Muffins are a good name for healthy women, cupcakes are a good name for skinny women.

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cupcakes are sweeter and are more tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi.....actually I too don't have clear idea about it. but I give you the link of too
recipes muffins: http://www.iskcondesiretree.net/page/buckwheat-muffins and

cupcake: http://www.iskcondesiretree.net/page/orange-applesauce-cupcakes.

Please visit to www.iskcondesiretree.net for more recipes because when I get confused I visit to this site.

Hope you are satisfied with my answer

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muffins don't have icing and sometimes have fruit in them.

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Corn meal or Flour and amount of sugar.

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Well I know that muffins are mixed very lightly and cupcakes you mix till all moist. I 've frosted muffins to , (Try it) Also, it don't matter what time you eat them. But, I could go for one of each right now, Perkins any one?

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