Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking By ruthf5545 Updated 21 Dec 2014 , 2:20pm by thebakers

ruthf5545 Posted 6 Jul 2014 , 6:34pm
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ANo matter how many recipes I try I can never get a cupcake of the right size, taste or shape. Please help with a recipe that works perfectly every time for piping buttercream on top. Thanks.

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jerseygirlNga Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 2:28pm
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Not sure when this was posted…but…Try larger liners for a larger than standard cupcake but not as big as those giant muffins pans!!!   I just bought liners that are 2x 1 7/8"  Perfect in size and you can use your standard pans to bake in.

 

As far as recipe…its hit and miss. You need to find one that suits your taste.

mogleyzw Posted 25 Sep 2014 , 6:06pm
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I have tried vanilla bean cupcakes which come out really bubbly and sink in the middle would you know the reason why?

MimiFix Posted 25 Sep 2014 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by mogleyzw 
 

I have tried vanilla bean cupcakes which come out really bubbly and sink in the middle would you know the reason why?

 

When a product sinks in the middle it might be underbaked, or has too much leavener, or too much batter in the pan. Please explain bubbly

mogleyzw Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 12:08am
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I was gonna say like Swiss cheese (literally the first thing I though of) but describing it like a pancake would be a more apt description, in terms of the size of air bubbles.  The website where I got recipe the cupcake looks light and fluffy.  I thought it was the baking powder so the only thing I've tried is switching baking powder type.  And I've also tried leaving in the oven for slightly longer, changing cupcake tins (metal to silicon) but still same result.  

 

I don't know if we can link websites or recipes here but the recipe asks for (for 24 cupcakes) 3 cups cake flour to 4 1/2 tsp baking powder.  The only thing I haven't tried yet is changing the flour type to AP flour or under filling the cups.

shaloop Posted 6 Nov 2014 , 2:36am
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AI think thats too much baking powder. Try 2 tsps.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 6 Nov 2014 , 3:19am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by mogleyzw 
 

I was gonna say like Swiss cheese (literally the first thing I though of) but describing it like a pancake would be a more apt description, in terms of the size of air bubbles.  The website where I got recipe the cupcake looks light and fluffy.  I thought it was the baking powder so the only thing I've tried is switching baking powder type.  And I've also tried leaving in the oven for slightly longer, changing cupcake tins (metal to silicon) but still same result.  

 

I don't know if we can link websites or recipes here but the recipe asks for (for 24 cupcakes) 3 cups cake flour to 4 1/2 tsp baking powder.  The only thing I haven't tried yet is changing the flour type to AP flour or under filling the cups.

Tunneling and holes are usually a result of overmixing.

sapphirecupcake Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 6:11pm
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fold the batter opposed to mixing, as it sounds like youve overmixed and used too much baking powder. reduce to 1 and a half tsp to 2tsp

Narie Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 6:38pm
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Suggestion try Busy Day Cake.  The recipe will make 12 cupcakes. You will need to reduce the baking time some what.  Use vanilla paste and it looks and tastes impressive, but it easy peasy and pretty much fool proof. http://www.cakecentral.com/a/busy-day-cake

donaldrodriguez Posted 27 Nov 2014 , 9:53am
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I always make vanilla cupcakes for my family on the Christmas and they all like to eat. I make some chocolate muffins also.

mogleyzw Posted 5 Dec 2014 , 11:59pm
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Do you have a recipe?

thebakers Posted 21 Dec 2014 , 2:20pm
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vanilla cupcakes are my favorite. 

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