National Muffin Day - February 20
Tue, Feb 20, 2024

National Muffin Day

National Muffin Day is a holiday for those who like to cook and eat sweet pastries. Muffins are an American variety of small sweet cupcakes with various fillings, covered with chocolate or sugar glaze. These sweets are very popular all over the world. There are a huge number of recipes for cooking muffins at home. These muffins can not only be sweet, snack muffins also exist.


Initially, a cake called muffin appeared in The UK a long time ago, in the 10-11th century. At the time, it was a common sweet dish for the poor. But the very name “muffin” was assigned to this dish only in the eighteenth century. At that time, the delicacy got to America, and there appeared their own recipes for its preparation.

Interesting facts

A lot of interesting things are known about these delicious cupcakes:

  1. English muffins are baked from yeast dough, and American – from unleavened dough, adding baking powder or baking soda;
  2. Initially, muffin was a snack and only in the 18th – 19th century turned into a sweet muffin;
  3. Compared to muffins, muffins are flatter, and their top does not rise upwards. Muffins have less sehar than muffins and are less caloric. Muffin goes well with any sauces and drinks.

The classic muffin has an oval or round shape. Most often they are baked with fruit or berry filling. A classic muffin should be the size of a palm.

How to celebrate

To celebrate this holiday, it is best to buy a few muffins and eat them with friends over tea or coffee. You can cook a delicious sweet yourself, now there are many interesting recipes for making cupcakes at home. Muffins are good because they are small in size, but at the same time very satisfying. One or two muffins is enough to no longer want sweets.

Those who are losing weight can try dietary options for cupcakes. A well-baked muffin should be yellow-brown in color. If the cake is pale, then it was taken out of the oven earlier than necessary. If it is dark, then the cupcake was overexposed in the oven. Beautifully decorated muffins with sweet filling will decorate any family holiday.

When is National Muffin Day celebrated in 2024?

National Muffin Day is observed on February 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday February 20 2024
Thursday February 20 2025
Friday February 20 2026
Saturday February 20 2027

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