Cupcake Shrinkage

Baking By swanjohnson Updated 19 Jun 2011 , 3:15am by MicheleH

swanjohnson Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 6:28pm
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what causes cupcakes to shrink?

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LindaF144a Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 7:43pm
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Shrink in what way? Can you describe what results you got, what recipe, how you mixed it. Is this your first time making them? What oven temp.

There are so many reasons why. It helps to have more information in order to make a more intelligent answer.

Mystic Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 9:29pm
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WOW, I was just about the same question.
My vanilla cupcakes always shrink like mega small icon_cry.gif I fill with a ice cream scooper, the oven is set @ 350. I use box cake but also add ingredients. Mine shrink, look like i didn't have enough batter to fill it, but i do. They come out so small.

I hope I answered all the questions. Please cause I need help icon_redface.gif

Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

Dayti Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 9:42pm
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In my experience, shrinking can be caused by overbaking, or not taking them out of the pan quick enough (therefore they continue to bake in the pan). Just my 2c. But Linda is definitely a baking science whizz so I would love to hear what she says too.

MicheleH Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 3:15am
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I also have this same problem, but only when I make vanilla or vanilla w/chocolate chip cupcakes! I use the exact same qty of batter that I use for all other flavors!

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