Ok guys!I make cupcakes and muffins,and cakes and bars a lot,and i have countless recipes for all these but theres this question that always haunts me.
Whats exactly the real difference between cupcake and muffin and between cake and bars?
i really need to hear your opinions about it.
What i've concluded after maybe years of pondering and research(
)is,that a muffin is more similar to a somewhat bread like texture and is dense whereas a cupcake is more on lighter and fluffier side,maybe...or that most muffin recipes use oil and cupcakes use butter or margerine,the 3rd difference that comes to my mind is that muffins dont have frosting or glaze,or they are'nt supposed to.
As for bars and cakes,i think theres not much difference except in shape(the bars with a cookie or pie crust base r excluded offcourse).
So help me out here guys.Would love to hear ur opinions.