Here lately when I have been making my cupcakes the centers seem to fall in after i take them out of the oven. I need help i am wasting a lot having to try and fix them and rebake.
Are they ready? tooth pick check that is. What kinda cake mix are you using?
Yes i make sure that they are ready brfore i take them out. The mix is a box mix base that I add a few flavors and items to to spice it up.
If it is not a matter of doneness - as you say that you check them first, let me tell you that I recently read a thread here at cc which said that to get perfectly domed cupcakes you should preheat your oven to 400 then when you are ready to put your cupcakes in, lower the temp to 350. I have not tried this yet, but there were some rave reviews on this. Hope this helps
Are your eggs fresh? The same happened to me and the eggs were the problems.
I use really fresh free range or organic eggs.
Hope this helps.
It also helps to add 1tsp. of baking powder to your mix, and extra flour...I have used up to 1 c. per box mix. I think that the baking powder is the key, though. Whenever I add the baking powder, I get nicely domed cupcakes.
Thanks for all your help.
Anytime I add stuff to a mix, it takes longer in the oven! Try just leaving them in an extra 3 or 4 mins.