Are cake & cupcake recipes interchangeable?

Baking By mollysuzie Updated 25 Mar 2013 , 10:21pm by scrumdiddlycakes

mollysuzie Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 3:02am
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AI find that my cupcakes are never as moist as my cakes, even when I use the same recipe. I know I'm not over-baking. Should I be using a different recipe for cupcakes?

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MimiFix Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 3:02pm
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Yes, cupcake and cake recipes are interchangeable. It's very easy to overbake cupcakes without realizing it because they are so small compared to a larger cake, 

Paperfishies Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 7:55pm
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.all of *my* recipes are...but there are some cupcake recipes that suck as cake recipes and need to be tweaked.

daisycakesnj Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 10:03pm
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AI've been fairly successful with interchange between both but I highly recommend reducing bake temp by 10 degrees or so and watching around the 11 minute mark. HTH

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 10:21pm
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Usually they are, but not always. I have a few cake recipes that cannot be made into cupcakes, but they are pretty complex.

Cupcakes only take a minute to over bake, I actually take mine out a hair before they are finished, and the residual heat finishes them off.

What temp are you baking them at? I agree with daisy, reducing the temperature is a good idea.

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