Cake is a dessert which is baked with ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter and oil. Cakes can be found in various flavors. It is sweet in taste.
Muffins are the baked breads usually small and sweet with round bases and rounded tops. It is mostly served with tea as breakfast.
|An item of soft sweet food made from a mixture of flour, fat, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and sometimes iced or decorated||A small domed spongy cake made with eggs and baking powder|
|Synonyms||Harden, pastry, mass, crust, coagulate, clot||Dough, baguette, crescent roll, bread, bialy|
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|History||The term “cake” has a long history. The word itself is of Viking origin, from the Old Norse word “kaka”.||Muffin’ usually meant a breadlike product (sometimes simply made from whatever bread dough was available), as opposed to the more pancake-like crumpets.Muffins were most popular during the 19th century, when muffin men traversed the town streets at teatime, ringing their bells.|
|Word origin||The word cake was originated from Middle English (denoting a small flat bread roll): of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish kaka and Danish kage.||The word muffin was originated from Early 18th century: of unknown origin.|
|Served||Cakes are the favorite dessert choice.||Muffins are served for breakfast.|
|Frosting||Cakes can have frosting on top.||No frosting on top but can be glazed.|
|Made of||Cakes are made from various combinations of refined flour, some form of shortening, sweetening, eggs, milk, leavening agent, and flavoring.||Muffins can be made with a variety of flours and often contains fruits and nuts.|
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