Vanilla Bean Cupcake Recipe Tweak To Make More Dense?

Baking By MadCityDecorator Updated 22 Apr 2015 , 11:06pm by kjledford

MadCityDecorator Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 3:51pm
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I'm making a vanilla bean cupcake recipe from scratch:

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/09/ultimate-vanilla-cupcake-test-baked-by.html

 

I've made this once before and having decorated quite a few cakes and not a lot of cupcakes I know this recipe is good and the person I'm making these for wants vanilla bean cupcakes.

 

While the flavor of this cupcake is amazing, they have a very loose crumb and were extremely light and airy.. I was trying to find a way to make these more of a "moist and dense" cupcake to tighten up the crumb even a little but keep the flavor as close as possible.

 

Would adding a small amount of vanilla pudding mix to the batter help with this at all?  Does anyone have any kind of ideas on how to tighten up the crumb in a recipe like this?

 

Any help is really appreciated!

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MadCityDecorator Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 4:24pm
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Ack!  Sorry I posted the wrong link.. this is the recipe I want to make:

 

 

http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/06/29/perfect-vanilla-cupcake-recipe/

kjledford Posted 22 Apr 2015 , 11:06pm
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Hi there! Did you have any luck with this?  I'm working on Nigellas chocolate stout cake and while my husband likes it - I think its way to airy and springy.  its a melted butter (oil) cake - so I'm trying to tighten up the crumb a bit... looking for a hybrid between a butter cake (tight crumb) and an oil cake!  just need a tweak... a little...

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