Cupcake Baking Tips

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Here are some great tips to keep in mind next time you are baking cupcakes:

  • Do not over mix your batter, this will make your cupcakes dense & chewy
  • Bring ingredients to room temperature (including your eggs) to avoid lumpy batter
  • To fill your wells, put your batter in a Ziploc bag and snip off the corner.  This will eliminate dripping batter!
  • To ensure even baking, bake only 1 tray at a time and ensure each well has the same amount of batter
  • The best way to test for doneness is to touch the top.  If it springs back (and doesn’t leave a fingerprint), it’s ready
  • Most cakes can be made into cupcakes:
    • keep the oven temperature the same as what the recipe calls for (usually 350)
    • cut the baking time by 1/2 to 2/3
  • Fill cupcake papers 1/2 to 2/3 full with batter
  • Baking time guidelines
    • Mini Cupcakes:  8-10 minutes
    • Standard Cupcakes:  18-24 minutes
    • Jumbo Cupcakes:  24-26 minutes

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Baking cupcakes tip sources:

Hello Cupcake  Howstuffworks  Joy of Cooking

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  1. When a recipe calls for oil, I replace it with coconut oil. It adds a little more richness to any flavor and it’s better for you