Cupcakes Hard At Top &vanilla Cupackes Egg Smell!

Baking By dmenifee Updated 21 Mar 2011 , 11:07pm by dmenifee

dmenifee Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 6:20pm
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Hey Dolls,

I just finished baking Chocolate Cupcakes they are perfect dome shape, but the top is slightly hard and the cupcakes are moist and delicious. Why does this happen? I started the oven at 400 and once I placed the cupcakes inside, I out the oven heat to 325. What is cause my cupcakes top to be hard??? Also my Vanilla cupcakes has a weird egg smell to them help!

4 replies
aprilismaius Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 10:01pm
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i would reduce the heat in the oven, and take them out a little bit earlier.

LindaF144a Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:56am
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Sometimes it depends on the recipe. A higher sugar will cause the top of the cupcake to be hard. But I have found that once I put on the buttercream it softens the tops. Have you put frosting on them yet?

dmenifee Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 11:07pm
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Yes I put frosting on them and they are still hard! Do you know a good chocolate cupcake recipe?

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