Sunday, February 8, 2009

Question of the Week

Here is my question of the week:

What is the difference between a chocolate muffin and chocolate cake? Does the muffin make it socially acceptable to eat chocolate in the morning? I'm pretty certain they're the same thing.

9 comments:

hyker said...

Let me see if I can help you on this tricky subject. First of all there's the shape. Muffins come out of a round tin, cake does not. But there are cupcakes, which are also round. So then it comes down to one thing: frosting. Cake is not cake unless there is frosting. So if that round morning baked good doesn't have frosting.....it's a muffin.

Dan said...

no difference except shape. I frost my muffins. Except the costco ones those are sooo good.

Rohan said...

Actually there is a difference and it lies in the preparation. A cake you tend to mix all the ingredients together at once, with a cupcake or Muffin, dry and wet ingredients are prepared separately then mixed together. If that sounds like an intelligent answer, its because it is. I could be wrong and I can find out for sure if it really presses you.

Josette said...

funny, cuz i love chocolate cake, but if i had my choice of muffin...i would choose blueberry, poppyseed, bran, and most any other kind of muffin over chocolate. must be the lack of frosting.

Jasher said...

Definitely texturization... :)

Anonymous said...

I also think it is in the preparation. But, I always thought it was opposite from the comment above--cake has separated ingredients (shortening, sugar, eggs beaten smooth)then dry ingredients added to make a finer texture. Muffins--actually any breakfast food like pancakes, etc. you mix all the ingredients without doing a lot of beating, just stir until the ingredients are uniformly moistened.

You know I an NOT a good cook. I could be waaay wrong. Made me hungry though. I have been fasting all day for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I will be happy to eat again--as soon as it is over!

Love,
Momma

Collette said...

Its a mental thing! If you tell yourself it is a muffin it can't be that bad for you...right?! That is what I keep telling myself.

The Babkm5 said...

You are making me hungry with all this food talk. I don't think there is much difference...one is more maybe the density between the two, shape, calories. I don't know
if it looks good I eat it, and don't stop to wonder...

Heidi Quist said...

I think there's probably more fat in the muffin, too--just to get your full fat intake for the day out of the way. Good for dieters. Yep.