Lisa Rucker Posted 28 May 2013 , 12:48am
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I've been experimental for recently making the perfect cupcake that's moist, fluffy and light.  I found out that many recipes that call for all purpose flour create a more dense cupcake as compared to cake flour.  Also using milk instead of buttermilk and sour cream.  Are the other points you can give me on a perfect cupcake texture?  Thanks....

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jennicake Posted 28 May 2013 , 4:57pm
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use butter instead of oil... I find oil cupcakes to be kind of greasy

Paperfishies Posted 28 May 2013 , 9:18pm
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I prefer oil to butter.  I find oil produces an overall better texture and a fluffier cupcake

cakegrandma Posted 28 May 2013 , 9:53pm
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Ditto paperfishies

vgcea Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:45pm
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AAs you can tell from the responses, there's no universal formula. What works for one may not work for another. It really depends on the balance of the recipe and your methods.

JWinslow Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:49pm
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As you can tell from the responses, there's no universal formula. What works for one may not work for another. It really depends on the balance of the recipe and your methods.

Agree!

jennicake Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:51pm
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As you can tell from the responses, there's no universal formula. What works for one may not work for another. It really depends on the balance of the recipe and your methods.

lol very much agree with this.  Some cupcake recipes are meant to be fluffier than others, and we all have our own definition of fluffy!

 

Maybe start with FromScratchSF's recipe... she's spent a lot of time tweaking it, and it has a texture very close to the boxed-cake texture most people are used to:  http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/ 

shanter Posted 28 May 2013 , 11:58pm
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That link doesn't work any  more.

jennicake Posted 31 May 2013 , 11:12pm
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lol very much agree with this.  Some cupcake recipes are meant to be fluffier than others, and we all have our own definition of fluffy!

 

Maybe start with FromScratchSF's recipe... she's spent a lot of time tweaking it, and it has a texture very close to the boxed-cake texture most people are used to:  http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/

Oops accidentally had an extra space at the end of that link.  Should work now

Baking Me Crazy Posted 31 May 2013 , 11:28pm
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Maybe start with FromScratchSF's recipe... she's spent a lot of time tweaking it, and it has a texture very close to the boxed-cake texture most people are used to:  http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/ 

I use this recipe.. its great!

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