At first glance many are difficult to distinguish cupcake and muffin. But these two types of cake are different. What are the differences between these two cakes? The following explanation.
- Basically, cupcakes and muffins are made from the same main ingredients which are flour, eggs, butter, sugar, and milk. The difference is, the cupcake uses low protein flour while the muffin uses versatile flour or medium protein flour. Sometimes muffins also use wheat flour so that the texture is really crumbly.
- Cupcake is generally the same size from the base to the head of the cake. In addition to sweetening the presentation, toppings and cake trinkets such as candy, cherry, cheese or marshmellow are added on top. Muffins are generally served without toppings or other cake decorations. In the manufacturing process, the dough expands less on the baking sheet, causing the size of the top to be larger like a mushroom head.
- Same as ordinary cake, cupcake made with creaming techniques. This technique is a technique of beating margarine with sugar until smooth before mixing with other ingredients such as wheat flour, eggs, and developer. If the cupcake uses a creaming technique, it is different from muffins. Making muffins is enough to use a blending technique that is mixing margarine with sugar before mixing with other ingredients. Creaming techniques are more perfect if made using a mixer. Whereas the blending technique only requires a wooden spoon and a container.
- The process, the cupcake is poured into a cake mold that generally consists in units and dialed Baking Paper Seven, then baked using an oven at moderate temperatures. In processing muffins, you need a special mold that is also coated by Baking Paper Seven. Usually a muffin pan consists of 6 to 12 mold holes. Use high temperatures to get a muffin that is evenly cooked.