pastrychef22 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 3:01am
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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.

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LadyG33 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:15pm
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Are they ready? tooth pick check that is. What kinda cake mix are you using?

pastrychef22 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 4:58am
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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.

cor39 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 7:16pm
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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

rosascreations Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:41am
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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. icon_biggrin.gif

josumiko Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 10:06am
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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.

pastrychef22 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 2:00pm
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Thanks for all your help.

Davina_Alloway Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:06am
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Anytime I add stuff to a mix, it takes longer in the oven! Try just leaving them in an extra 3 or 4 mins.

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