Duncan Hines- They Keep Seperating From The Cupcake Liners

Baking By cupncake1 Updated 31 May 2011 , 7:00pm by theresaf

cupncake1 Posted 31 May 2011 , 6:48am
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When I use the Duncan Hines cake mix for cupcakes about 50% of the time the cupcakes seperate from the wrappers, I do add more oil to the recipe- it used to be 1 1/2 cups then I lowerd it to 1 cup but still have the problem, I like the flavor for certain cupcakes but think it is too dry without adding the extra oil, does anyone have any suggestions?

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poohsmomma Posted 31 May 2011 , 12:54pm
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I use DH mixes and that has only happened to me one time. It was when I covered the warm cupcakes and the cupcakes kind of steamed up the container. Now I never cover them until they are cool.

Kitagrl Posted 31 May 2011 , 1:09pm
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Hmmm no I use DH and it never separates....

Christy0722 Posted 31 May 2011 , 4:36pm
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DH is the only cake mix that I use and I have'nt had that problem before. When you say "1 1/2 cups of oil...." how many boxes are you using?

MissCuteCupcakes Posted 31 May 2011 , 5:16pm
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this happened to me once, when i used the foiled-lined wrappers. i think your adding way too much oil

cupncake1 Posted 31 May 2011 , 5:23pm
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I add extra oil to make them moist, when I followed the recipe they were too dry I started with 1 1/2 cups per box then lowerd it to 1 cup but still have the problem at times, this has never happend with betty crocker

Christy0722 Posted 31 May 2011 , 5:51pm
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You must be using wayyyyy too much oil. For yellow I use 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon and they are very moist. For chocolate I use 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon. Even 1 cup is wayyyy too much! HTH!

katnmouse Posted 31 May 2011 , 6:29pm
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The oil amount looked waaayyyy heavy to me too. If they are dry maybe they are being over baked. Cupcakes can move from perfect to overdone in the blink of an eye.

MissCuteCupcakes Posted 31 May 2011 , 6:36pm
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i agree....i cook all my cakes on cupcakes on 325 and i dont have no problems with them drying out

theresaf Posted 31 May 2011 , 7:00pm
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I am not looking at the box right now but isnt it usually 1 1/3 cups water (the water amount slightly varies with the cake flavor) and 1/3 cup oil?

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