Help! My cupcakes look like muffins! lol

Discussion in 'Cakes' started by Sandman, Feb 15, 2014.

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    Sandman Active Member

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    I'm kind of a noob in the kitchen so here goes, my first attempt at making cupcakes.

    I made a batch of cupcake's for valentines day but instead of being rounded almost like an egg on the top half of the cupcake, they mushroomed and looked like muffins!:eek::D Where did I go wrong? Is there something I'm missing.

    Here's a pic of the finished product:
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    I don't know if you guys can see what I mean in this pic, but there it is.
    So I used the following for the mix:

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    1.5 Cup of cake flour
    0.5 Cup of milk
    0.5 Cup of cooking oil
    2 Large eggs
    2 tsp of baking powder
    0.75 Cup of sugar
    1 tsp of vanilla essence
    0.5 tsp of salt

    I sift all my dry ingredients into a mixing bowl then added in the wet ingredients and mixed well.
    I then spooned the mix into cupcake papers which were already in my muffin pan until each one was about three-quarters full.
    Then I placed in the oven on bake at 180 degrees celcius for about 20-25 minutes until they were golden brownish ontop.

    However to my suprise when I took them out they had not risen to the egg shape I mentioned but looked like picture perfect muffins.
    Any advice or tips would be helpful because after I put the icing on it was kind of weird to eat them, yet still very yummy!:p
     
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    Becky Administrator

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    That looks delicious! :) If you are happy with the recipe then don't play around with the ingredients, just put less in each case. Perhaps aim for 2/3rds full - it might feel like you aren't putting enough in, but they will rise up.

    Alternatively if you think that the recipe would benefit from a little less baking powder, then you could try cutting it back by about half a teaspoon.
     
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    Sandman Active Member

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    Cool thanks I will try that, I just want them to come out rounded at the top and not mushroomed, it will make them easier to eat because with the top larger than the bottom piece it's a bit messy to eat and well, they were delicious! Wish I could post one here that people can download and eat! LOL!:D
     
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    RobynB Active Member

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    Mmmm, those cuppiecakes look really good!:p
     
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    Hmmm, it's difficult to say since you added both baking powder and eggs to the mixture, so it should rise into the rounded shape you're look for. Some times what I do for extra fluffiness is sprinkling a little bit of water on the water and the baking tray. This creates steam which helps it to rise. Hopefully that will help, goodluck!
     
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    VTEC 9/12/44 Well-Known Member

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    Mix thoroughly until there are no lumps at all and then let stand for a minute or two, give that baking powder a moment to do its work before you put it in the oven. That's what I do.
     
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