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
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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Instead of 1 cup of hot water i used 1 cup of coffee
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.
I'd try adding more cocoa. My recipe calls for 3/4 cup.
Try all of the previous suggestions.
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!
I would rather have a moister cake than a dry cake any day!!!
You could try reducing the liquid in your recipe by a little. Try 3/4 cup of boiling water instead of 1.