AEvery single time I make cupcake, they don't rise. So if I want taller cupcakes, I have to fill the liner 1/1, all the way and I'm just getting sick of it. I don't think it's the baking powder because I just made a cake last week and it did rise! My oven temperature's not off..and I'm careful not to add to much liquid. What's the problem here and how can I get my stubborn cupcakes to rise?! I'm desperate..I don't want to always have to cut the edges of the liners off! When I open the liner to try a bite, it looks too short and kind of wimpy :( I'm so frustrated, should I stop trying cupcakes? Thanks a ton xo
AI don't really know myself but I did a google search for you, some people have suggested that maybe there isn't enough air that has been incorporated into the mixture?
When I bake my cupcakes at 325 and in my convection oven...I do not get the pretty dome...sometimes I don't want the dome depending on the deco I'm doing. For a pretty dome, I preheat my regular kitchen oven to 350....put my cupcakes in...then turn down to 325 and bake as directed. I get a pretty dome.
Personally, I find that for the majority of cupcake recipes, it's always the best to have your oven at least be 350. I tried doing 325 and my cupcakes were done, but very wet and wimpy like you described. I think it really needs to heat to puff it up.
I have seen on Pinterest, the evil yet helpful beast that it is, that heating oven to 350 then put cuppies in and reducing temp to 325. I did try this and it helps...also, putting pans on a higher rack does help. But if you've got a ton of cupcakes to bake in a regular oven, it could take forever if you are only using the top rack....
is your batter too dense maybe?
Don't know what recipe you are using, but if you are a mix person, the best one is Pillsbury Moist Supreme...all others fall for me. I am experimenting with scratch recipes because I want to do scratch, but for now, MS works well.
The reason my cupcakes rise is because I fill the cups to at least the half-way point. I sometimes fill it a bit over.