Quickbread muffins (sometimes described in Britain as “American muffins” ) are baked, individual-sized, cupcake-shaped foods with a “moist, coarse-grained” texture. . Muffins are available in both savoury varieties, such as cornmeal and cheese muffins (i. e. flatbread muffins), or sweet varieties such as blueberry, chocolate chip, lemon or banana flavours. Sweetened muffins range from lightly sweetened muffins to products that are “richer than many cakes in fat and sugar. ” They are similar to cupcakes in size and cooking methods, the main difference being that cupcakes tend to be sweet desserts using cake batter and which are often topped with sugar icing (American frosting). Muffins may have solid items mixed into the batter, such as berries, chocolate chips or nuts. Fresh baked muffins are sold by bakeries, donut shops and some fast food restaurants and coffeehouses. Factory baked muffins are sold at grocery stores and convenience stores and are also served in some coffeeshops and cafeterias.