Problem With My Cupcakes

Baking By juju09 Updated 29 Apr 2009 , 8:20pm by dinie

juju09 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:14am
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this is my recipe:
box of Duncan Hines white cake mix
cup of oil
cup of milk
box of jello pudding mix vanilla
4 egg whites
when they came out of the oven they were flat on top. most of them were even a little sunken in on the top. they did not pop up like they should. Why did this happen? Can anyone help me with this?

7 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:29am
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That's a lot of oil to put in. I think between the oil, pudding mix and 4 eggs, the batter was just too heavy to pop up.

Luvsthedogs Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 12:39am
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Yep, too much oil

alvarezmom Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 5:48pm
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That does sound like allot of oil. Try making the cake per the box directions and then add the pudding (dry) to the cake mix. That should help.

shell62995 Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 7:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alvarezmom

That does sound like allot of oil. Try making the cake per the box directions and then add the pudding (dry) to the cake mix. That should help.


Is that how ppl add pudding to thier mixes? You just mix in a dry 4 serve box? What does it accomplish?

Kimmers971 Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 8:03pm
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Usually it's around 1/4 cup oil to a box mix and this plenty. The box (1 per box of cake) goes in dry and helps add flavor and keep it moist.

Good Luck!

kansaslaura Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 8:10pm
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Adding the pudding makes a firmer texture.

The extra oil will not only cause the cake not to bake through, it will also cause it to fall.

dinie Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 8:20pm
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White cake mix
1 pkg duncan hines cake mix
1 box vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup egg whites
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 tea almond extract

Yellow Cake mix
1 yellow duncan hines cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding
4 lg eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil

Chocolate cake
1 duncan hines chocolate cake
1 pkg chocolate instant pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup oil

this is the recipe that I use for cakes and cup cakes and they turn out great.

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