What Happened With My Wasc Cupcakes?

Baking By katnmouse Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 4:28am by anasasi

katnmouse Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:53am
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Not really a disaster...more like a disappointment. Okay, I made a batch of WASC(first time to try it) cupcakes. I cooked them at 300F for 35 min. The flavor is great but they turned out really light and airy (spongecake like) instead of moist and dense like I was expecting. Did I simply cook them too long and dry them out? Or did I achieve the correct consistency and I was incorrect in my expectations?

I could not remember which brand of cake mix was recommended when I was at the store so I bought Duncan Hines. When I got home and looked at the recipe I saw that Betty Crocker is recommended. Did the mix make that much of the difference? I want my white cupcakes to be moist and dense. Help please.

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JanH Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:00am
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Originally Posted by katnmouse

The flavor is great but they turned out really light and airy (spongecake like) instead of moist and dense like I was expecting.




IMHO, both kakeladi's and Rebecca Sutterby's WASC cake recipes are quite moist and the perfect density - not too light like Angel food cake and not too dense like pound cake.

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Originally Posted by katnmouse

Did I simply cook them too long and dry them out? Or did I achieve the correct consistency and I was incorrect in my expectations?




Overbaking doesn't usually change the density of the finished product - it just makes it dry... Were your cupcakes dry?

I'm not sure what type of density you were shooting for, but I know that the WASC cakes have been referred to as both light and dense by different members (but always moist). icon_lol.gif Which just goes to show how individual subjective preference/s make/s a world of difference.

Additionally, I've observed that when some members say "dense" they're referring to/looking for a somewhat gummy fudge brownie like consistency. The aforementioned WASC recipes are definitely not dense in that way.

HTH

anasasi Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:28am
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katnmouse,

I have found that with many of my recipes (including WASC) when I make cupcakes the texture come out very different than when I make a cake. At first I thought I was imagining things or perhaps just crazy icon_cry.gif
so actually decided to make both cupcakes and a cake at the same time. I tried this with two recipes. Both recipes resulted in a much fluffier cupcake with the cakes being more dense. Try the WASC recipe as a cake and see if you get a texture difference. Don't give up on it just yet because it is a great recipe, it generally results in a very moist and dense cake. HTH!

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