Cupcake A Littel Too Moist, How Can I Reduce The Moistness? Please Help!

Baking By Anna1211 Updated 15 Nov 2016 , 10:07pm by bakemeenchanted

Anna1211 Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 9:01am
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Hi guys,

 I just baked a batch of chocolate cupcakes today and they rise absolutely perfect! They taste pretty good but they were just a little too moist. Is there anyway i can tweak the recipe? Below was the recipe i used. Thank you! Please help


Baking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 whole eggs
2 sticks butter
4 tablespoons (heaping) cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water

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7 replies
Anna1211 Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 9:02am
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Instead of 1 cup of hot water i used 1 cup of coffee

karess Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 9:19am
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I don't understand why you wouldn't want a "moist cupcake.." You could always bake them a little longer or not frost and store them right away - leaving the cupcake to dry out for a little. 

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 9:38am
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I'd try adding more cocoa.  My recipe calls for 3/4 cup.   

MimiFix Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 10:07am
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Try all of the previous suggestions.

pymagirl Posted 14 Nov 2016 , 3:46pm
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I use a similar recipe but I use oil instead of butter.  the flavor is delicious but it frequently sticks to the liner.  I wondered about adding an extra egg ???

Also extra cocoa can affect the baking powder/soda  amount.  Been there, done that!

remnant3333 Posted 15 Nov 2016 , 12:18am
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I would rather have a moister cake than a dry cake any day!!!

bakemeenchanted Posted 15 Nov 2016 , 10:07pm
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You could try reducing the liquid in your recipe by a little. Try 3/4 cup of boiling water instead of 1.

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