Cake, muffin and cupcakes - what is the difference. responsible confectioner

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One of the most popular desserts in the Soviet era was a cupcake Capital. His baked both large and a la carte. I'm a little surprised the Soviet Union, but I remember in stores portioned muffins with raisins, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Muffins with blueberries. Photos - Yandex. Images
Muffins with blueberries. Photos - Yandex. Images

The restructuring of these cakes have almost disappeared from the shelves. But after a couple of years, the shelves were full of different variations portioned cupcakes.

After some time, I can not remember for years, but it seems closer to 2000 in Moscow began to actively open up foreign café. It was then captivated counters pastries with incomprehensible names for the Russian people.

If you look at the cake, muffins and cupcakes, then apparently they are all alike. Then why everyone has his name? Let us tell you all about it.

Cake

This sweet pastries made of yeast or biscuit dough. In the USSR The most popular cupcake Capital. Preparing it in rectangular forms, as well as batch dessert.

Left a big cake, right - Portion version. Photos - Yandex. Images
Left a big cake, right - Portion version. Photos - Yandex. Images

In Europe, fruitcake usually prepared for Christmas and Easter. The most famous cupcakes - Stolle (Germany bake for Christmas), Panettone (baked in Italy Christmas in Russia are sold at Easter) and English muffin (he was the ancestor of the Metropolitan cake).

muffin

American muffins. Photos - Yandex. Images
American muffins. Photos - Yandex. Images

muffin - it is also a cupcake, but already portioned. So initially baked in individual molds. Dessert appeared in the UK, but its popularity is due to the United States, where he brought the British immigrants.

In the UK, baked muffins are not as sweet as it is now. They are served for breakfast, and they looked different than we are accustomed. These buns are still serving in England.

cupcakes

Cupcakes "Red Velvet". Photos - Yandex. Images
Cupcakes "Red Velvet". Photos - Yandex. Images

The literal translation of cupcake - it's "Cake in a cup." Dessert originated in the United States in the 18th century. Dessert was just designed for individual use.

Baked them in disposable molds foil or paper. Sometimes the core after baking removed and filled with fruit filling. Always on top of cupcakes decorated with cream.

Now you can easily find out what dessert buy and show off knowledge with friends.

My recipes for muffins:

Cupcake recipe for the pre-revolutionary
Orange cupcake on yogurt
Banana cake leavened

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