I have an awesome white cake recipe. However, when I make cupcakes with it, it dries out quite quickly. Can anyone recommend something to add that will keep it moist longer than 12 hours but will not change the flavor?
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 egg whites
2 tbs vanilla
3 cups cake flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
Thanks for suggestions.
ETA: I usually bake at 350. I also tried baking at a lower temp, 325.
Typically the following can be added for moistening agents: sour cream, mayo or applesauce. I would try adding a 1/4 cup of any of these to a recipe and see if you like the result. I typically like sour cream and no one can ever tell it is in there. You could also substitute 1/3 of your sugar with honey....but this must be by VOLUME not measurement. Honey wil help absorb moisture after it is baked. You could also try adding an extra 1/4 cup of sugar, or a a little extra butter or oil. The sugar helps make the cake moist. Good luck!
As stated above those ingredients all add moisture.
Also, have you tried baking your cupcakes hotter and faster? -less moisture loss possible.
Additionally, you could add a simple syrup to the baked cupcakes after baking.