How To Make Dense Cupcakes - Not Fluffy??

Baking By jessieb578 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 5:43pm by Ladiesofthehouse

jessieb578 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:39pm
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I know I could join the cupcake thread, but I figured my question would get lost amongst the 150 page thread icon_lol.gif so I thought I'd ask here!

I generally use a doctored cake mix with an extra egg, milk and pudding - but I get fluffy cupcakes which is funny because my cakes are dense when I make them that way. icon_confused.gif

Any ideas on how to get a nice and dense cupcake??

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cakedesigner59 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 2:00pm
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What I would do is use a recipe like the WASC one. To the mix, you add 1 C flour, 1 C sugar, 1 C sour cream, (and more). Recipe is on this site. It makes a denser cake, that tastes more like homemade.

jessieb578 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 8:14pm
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I've used the WASC cake recipe - it's worked out well with cupcakes for you?? That's great, I'll be giving that a try tonight.

cakedesigner59 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 8:20pm
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I've not used it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work that way. Let us know how it turns out.

awolf24 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 8:43pm
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I've used WASC for cupcakes and it works out great for me. Actually better than for cakes because my WASC cakes seem to sink in the middle (no matter how long I bake at 325...can't get it right)

kim62808 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 4:45pm
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I have been baking forever ... And sorry but I want to warn you guy's who have'nt tried the wasc { it is to soft it comes out chewy like a raw biscuit . I assume it's the extra sugar in the batch because I have added sour/c to my mixes and it was good and moist but .... It's a chemical balance thing . I was dissapointed because everyone say's how wonderful this is . Well idk . Good luck if you try it .

JanH Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:55am
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Well, I'd say you just don't like it. icon_lol.gif

However, lots of people do. icon_smile.gif

It got (166 and counting) great reviews on

And an additional 245 (and counting) 4+ stars on CC:

To each his/her own. thumbs_up.gif

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:31pm
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Hey Jan! icon_biggrin.gif

No-goodLazyBum Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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With the WASC for me it is hit or miss. When it comes out good, its really good. When it fails it really bombs. Most times it depends on the oven I am baking it in. In the wrong oven gummy patches here and there are a problem. Baking it longer makes the outsides crispy.

However, WASC cupcakes are great! icon_wink.gif Just don't overmix.

Ladiesofthehouse Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 5:43pm
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I have found that if I don't refrigerate or freeze the WASC is when I don't like the texture. Once it's cold it is delicious!

The last one I made was a stacked birthday cake and people went nuts for it--even the people that said they don't like white cake.

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