Muffin vs Cake: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Muffin - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Cake - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Muffin vs cake - where is more calories?

At first glance, you can see that in muffin is more calories than in cake.

Muffin has 375 kcal per 100g and cake 290 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 23 %.

In muffin and in cake most calories came from carbs.

muffin or cake - where is more nutrients?

Muffin vs cake: detailed nutrition, vitamins and minerals comparison

per 100gMuffinCake
Calories375 290
Carbohydrates53 g47.7 g
Fat16.07 g8 g
Dietary fiber1.1 g1.5 g
Protein4.49 g7.7 g
Water24.96 g35.9 g
Calcium44 mg36 mg
Iron1.3 mg1 mg
Magnessium10 mg12 mg
Phosphorus39.2 mg83 mg
Potassium121 mg118 mg
Sodium336 mg139 mg
Zink39.2 mg0.66 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.168 mg0.081 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.163 mg0.157 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)1.418 mg0.83 mg
Vitaminium B60.04 mg0.04 mg
Vitaminium E1.63 mg1.02 mg

Where is more protein?

It is aslo easy to see see that in muffin is less protein than in cake.

There is 7.7g per 100g of cake and 4.49g per 100g of muffin so using simple math we can see that difference is about 71 %.

Where is more carbs?

In muffin is more carbohydrates than in cake.

There is 47.7g/100g of carbohydrates in cake and 53g/100g in muffin so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 10 %.

Where is more fats?

In muffin is more fats than in cake.

Tables below show us that there is 8g/100g of fats in cake and 16.07g/100g in muffin. In this case difference is about 50 %.

See tables below to compare muffin with cake in details.


  • Calories375
  • Carbohydrates53 g
  • Fat16.07 g
  • Dietary fiber1.1 g
  • Protein4.49 g
  • Water24.96 g
Muffin calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece

Energy content

  • 57% CARBS.
  • 5% PROTEIN
  • 39% FAT


  • Calories290
  • Carbohydrates47.7 g
  • Fat8 g
  • Dietary fiber1.5 g
  • Protein7.7 g
  • Water35.9 g
Cake calories per:
100g | ounce | slice

Energy content

  • 65% CARBS
  • 10% PROTEIN
  • 25% FAT

muffin or cake - where is more vitamins?

muffin or cake - where is more minerals?

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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