Is it true that overbeating a cake batter can cause the cakes to dome and not be light and fluffy? What is the best way for my cupcakes to dome and still be tasty, light and fluffy. Please help ....
It can also cause your cakes to be gummy. You never want to overbeat or underbeat your cake batter.
I learned this tip on here recently and it has worked every time:
Preheat your oven to 400. Bake your cupcakes at 400 for the first 5 minutes. Then turn your oven down to 325 or 350 (both have worked for me) and bake for the rest of the time. I get a perfectly shaped domed cupcake that is moist and fluffy. Also my cupcakes are usually done 1-2 minutes before the minimum baking time which helps the moistness, but of course every oven is different.
I bake similar to osgirl but, I preheat to 400 and then put it to 350 as soon as I put them in the oven (mainly so I don't forget after 10 minutes) and they turn out beautiful and domed every time.
I know that overbeating will make the cake appear undercooked. What i did learn is that using your ingredients cold makes a cake dome and getting them to room tempurature allows it to cook level. You can try that.
Thank you all so much for replying so quickly. I will definately try every tip you all have listed and fingers crossed will get light, fluffy,domed cupcakes. Last thing I want is domed but gummy so won't over beat the batter. Baking over the weekend. Wish me luck ... will keep you posted.
I am so happy and it's all thanks to all your advice. I tried all your tips and they worked making my cupcakes dome, light & fluffy. Thank you sooooo much.