A poll on All Things Cupcake, poses the question, Is a cupcake without frosting still a cupcake?
Right now, with 2 days left to vote, an astounding 59% say NO, Its a muffin!
Really???? Im shocked! Muffins have a distinctly different texture than cupcakes. How can a plain vanilla or chocolate cupcake, without frosting, be considered a muffin. I dont understand. According to my Grandma, who is the one who got me thinking about this, (As well as several people who told me I shouldn’t accept naked cupcakes as entries to Cupcake Hero, jerks!)
“A muffin should crack on top when baked, a cupcake should not.”
And while I have surely had some cupcakes crack on me in the past, I do not think a naked cupcake = a muffin.
If you are one of the people who thinks a cupcake with frosting is indeed not a cupcake, but a muffin, SHOW YOURSELF! Please tell me why. I want to know the thoughts behind this statement.