Sweaty Cupcakes

Baking By mushkit Updated 12 Dec 2013 , 2:05am by mfeagan

mushkit Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 6:19am
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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?

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Smckinney07 Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 6:56am
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AHow are you storing them?

mushkit Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 7:24am
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I havent store them yet. Just placing them on my kitchen top to cool off... They became sticky after that:(

Godot Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 7:32am
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AIt sounds like they're slightly underbaked.

mushkit Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 8:23am
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Hi Godot,


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

mushkit Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 8:25am
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Will changing from vegetable oil to butter solve the problem of sweating?

mfeagan Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 1:41am
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Can you post your recipe? 

mushkit Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 1:58am
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Hi mfeagan,


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 :)

mfeagan Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 2:31pm
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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.

heartsnsync Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 5:28pm
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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.

howsweet Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 10:40pm
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AI'm glad this thread isn't about cake balls. Just saying... The thread title...

mushkit Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 12:35am
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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..

mfeagan Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 3:16am
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

I'm glad this thread isn't about cake balls. Just saying... The thread title...


Are you thinking about these @howsweet


howsweet Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 4:40am
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AHahaha that's exactly what I was thinking! :)

mfeagan Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 11:48am
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AnnieCahill Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 4:47pm
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DAMMIT!  You beat me to it!

mfeagan Posted 12 Dec 2013 , 2:05am
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill 

DAMMIT!  You beat me to it!


Well, there's no beating my Balls. They're made from a secret Schweddy Family recipe.

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