I continually get asked what the difference is between cupcakes and muffins. Here is the best answer I have.
A muffin is a quick bread that is baked in the shape of a cupcake. The batter can also be baked in a loaf pan, but not in a cake pan (would not bake properly). A muffin is usually does not have icing, however, some do have an icing/glaze and Muffins are normally eaten mainly for breakfast.
A cupcake is a cake batter that is baked as "little" cakes. Cupcakes have frosting on them, are much sweeter (higher sugar and sweet ingredients ratio than muffins (which have a higher four ratio) and are often eaten as dessert.
In the end, they both end up making our bums and tummies bigger :-( But they are also worth it :-)
There you have it :) What do you think? Do you agree or do you have a different definition?