I have this constant problem which i face everytime i bake cupcakes... My cupcakes sweat when they are left to cool in a few hours after baking. Initially, I thought they were underbaked, too much oil or too much sugar. Subsequently i reduced the oil, sugar and lengthened the baking time, they still sweat...
I wonder is there any way to prevent the sweating but in the mean time preserve the moisture in the cupcakes?
Can anyone advise?
AHow are you storing them?
I havent store them yet. Just placing them on my kitchen top to cool off... They became sticky after that
AIt sounds like they're slightly underbaked.
I thought so too, that why i re-baked them for a subsequent 5-10 mins in the oven... But as they cooled off, the crust become sticky again.... After re-baking, i can feel that the cupcakes shrink slightly and become slightly harder
Will changing from vegetable oil to butter solve the problem of sweating?
Can you post your recipe?
I got this recipe from the net. the link as follows: http://divascancook.com/2009/11/the-best-red-velvet-cake-recipe-easy-homemade-moist-with-southern-flair.html
Let me know your comments.. thanks :)
AI always think these red velvet recipes have way too much oil to the point they leak grease. I have a feeling that's the issue you're having. Try reducing it down by 1/4 cup and see where that leaves you.
Some recipes for it I have seen call for 1 1/2 cups! Ugh! I know some use butter in place of the oil, but I would just try reducing the amount first.
Taking away too much oil will leave a dry cupcake, so just decrease the amount until they no longer leak but are not dry.
Is it just the tops that become sticky? If so, I have several recipes that do that, too but the quality of the rest of the cupcakes is fine and nice and moist and jus how I want it. I have not worried about it because it is going to be covered in butter cream and the "problem" is now gone for all intents and purposes. Now, if the wrappers are coming loose, too, then it is a baking time, sugar, fat, or cooling/storing issue.
AI'm glad this thread isn't about cake balls. Just saying... The thread title...
AThanks mfeagan, i will try with 1/4 oil.. :)
Hi heartsnsync, thats one good way to hide the problem... however i prefer cupcakes without frosting and thats where the cupcakes expose their sticky tops..
AHahaha that's exactly what I was thinking! :)
DAMMIT! You beat me to it!