Friday, May 2, 2008

Cranberry Muffin

I'm confused! Is muffin like cupcake? Is cupcake like cake? Are you?

I just found muffins are less sweet compared to cupcakes (go have a look at the sugar the two recipes require) Muffins are also heavier where as cupcakes which are actually cakes baked in cups are much lighter and fluffier.

Oh, those you see with icing and sweet and cute decorative stuff on are usually cupcakes not muffins.

Hmm ... I have sweet tooth. So ... I prefer cupcakes but I love the cranberries though. My friend and her family preferred muffins so they were happy when I made these for them. I baked 2 batches at one go and I only kept 8 muffins! LOL.

Hey, Poi San! How can you guys finished the whole lot in just 2 days?

  • 100g Butter
  • 50g Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250g Cake Flour or All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 80g Milk (I use Fresh Milk)
  • 250g Dried Cranberries

How to do it:
  1. Beat butter, sugar and salt till light.
  2. Add eggs gradually and beat well each time before adding more.
  3. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder into mixture.
  4. Add milk slowly and mix well.
  5. Stir in the cranberries and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into muffin cups.
  7. Bake at preheated oven at 175C for about 25 minutes or till done.

You can use chocolate chips or other other dried fruits instead.

  • Click HERE for printer-friendly version of an original recipe.


  1. Muffin vs. Cupcake

    The very significant few points being cupcakes usually contains more sugar and have frosting on them. They are also usually smaller in size and are lighter compare to muffins.

    Also, cupcakes are served for dessert whereas while muffins can be sweet or savory and they go down well with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Yeap, that's about it for the difference. Yours is definitely a muffin, you got it right!

  2. I never knew the difference between muffin and cupcake until today! Haha I am so suaku ;) Your cranberry muffins look wonderful!

  3. Quinn,
    To me, muffins are for my friends, cupcakes are for my kids. LOL

    Me too. I'm also a suaku! I was so confused before I started baking. I thought why must different recipes uses different names! :P hahaha .... I thought maybe one American name and another, English name. LOL I thought they were all the same - cupcakes. :P

  4. hi,
    can i know how was your muffin texture like? IS it light n fluffy ?

    I like muffin which are not heavy


  5. Sukkimi,
    Can you tell from the 1st picture? But then again this is the first time I baked this so it might not be a good gauge.

    I have not tried much muffins but compared to cupcakes, they are a lot more heavier and not as fluffy.

    Not sure if this is your type of muffin.