Hi, I have made these cupcakes a few times and they taste great and people just love them, but they always bake funny. they are flat, brown on the edges and some of the batter runs off on the edges a little. To me they just don't look nice, they don't bake with a nice dome or anything. I can't figure out why, I will put the recipe below to see if there is anything anyone can think of as to why they do this, or if they have had the same problem. Here are the things I have done. Checked my oven temp with a oven thermometer and it is fine, my self rising flour isn't old, could it be the brand? it is just an off brand. I follow the directions perfectly every time and they always do the same thing. any help would be great!!!
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Buttercream, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake papers.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
i've recently made this recipe a couple of times too. each time, they have baked with a small dome and i've followed the recipe as written. i will point out that the cupcakes at magnolia bakery itself do not really have domes either...
sorry, not too helpful but perhaps the recipe was written to not dome??
If you want a pretty dome, preheat your oven to 400 and then when you are ready to put your cupcakes in the oven, turn it down to 350 and bake.
Someone taught me that on CC and I have just loved that tip!