Need Help Scaling Down A Cake Recipe For One Or Two Cupcakes

Baking By PattyDif Updated 13 May 2012 , 12:51am by Osgirl

PattyDif Posted 12 May 2012 , 10:51am
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I'm thinking of making a cupcake tree with a variety of cupcakes on it. How do I scale down a cake recipe for 1-3 cupcakes?

Thank you!
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tdovewings Posted 12 May 2012 , 12:16pm
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Can you make one or two general batters and scoop 1/4 cup out for one cupcake and add the flavor elements that make it unique as you go along?

If you have a general recipe for a 12 cupcake chocolate cake and a 12 cupcake vanilla or white cake you should be able to make just about anything.

sillywabbitz Posted 12 May 2012 , 12:47pm
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The best I can scale is 1/4 of a recipe because I don't like fussing with the eggs. If I were doing a cupcake tree, I would 1/2 or 1/4 each recipe and freeze the left over batter. That way I can make another cupcake tree. I prefer freezing batter to cake because I never know what size item I'll need later.

Osgirl Posted 13 May 2012 , 12:51am
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I would do what tdovewings suggested: Make a standard vanilla cupcake recipe, divide it and add lemon zest to part, strawberries, blueberries, caramel, etc...You could do the same with the frosting.

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