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How much batter per cupcake?

post #1 of 31
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I am baking cupcakes using boxed mix. Exactly how much batter should I use per cupcake to get them perfectly round on top? Thanks!
post #2 of 31
Hi I always fill the cups 2/3 full. I also bake at 400 for 5 minutes and then turn oven down to 325 and finish baking. I always get nice round tops on my cupcakes. I have also seen people post that they bake at 400 for 5 minutes, and turn oven down to 350. Its your choice, but it has never failed me.
post #3 of 31
Just curious to know what the temp switch does? icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 31
The higher temp cooks the outside of the cupcake fast, so the middle of the cupcake has nowhere to go but up. HTH. It really does work. I have even done this with carrot cupcakes, and they also got a nice top.
post #5 of 31
Fill one cupcake paper up (2/3 to 3/4 full), bake it and see how high it rises. Then adjust as needed. You don't have to bake 12 at a time.
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post #6 of 31
I always use the medium size ice cream scooper to fill my cupcake liners. They are perfect every time and the same height. Here is a link to a pic of the ice cream scoopers I am talking about. http://www.sz-wholesale.com/p/Microwave-Ice-Cream-Scoop/Stainless-Steel-Ice-Cream-scoops-30677.html

I use the small one for mini cupcakes, the medium one for regular size cupcakes, and the large one for jumbo cupcakes. icon_smile.gif

Then I bake most of my cupcakes at 350 degrees for 20 min. The only ones I bake for 18 minutes and not 20 are low fat cupcakes(replacing the oil with applesauce)!
post #7 of 31
I use a #20 scoop which holds right about 3T
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by leily

I use a #20 scoop which holds right about 3T



yep, i use my 1/4 cup measuring cup and it's perfect every time. i like mine flat on top (for decorating purposes) so i don't adjust the temp. but i've heard that works. i've also heard baking cold batter will give you the dome as well HTH
post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by leily

I use a #20 scoop which holds right about 3T



yep, i use my 1/4 cup measuring cup and it's perfect every time. i like mine flat on top (for decorating purposes) so i don't adjust the temp. but i've heard that works. i've also heard baking cold batter will give you the dome as well HTH
post #10 of 31
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So I filled them with 1/4 cup measuring cup since I don't have a scoop (I will be shopping for a scoop to make things go faster though!!) and I used iluvpeeks suggestion about adjusting the temperature and they turned out perfect!!! Thanks so much everyone!!
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by nicolesprinkle

So I filled them with 1/4 cup measuring cup since I don't have a scoop (I will be shopping for a scoop to make things go faster though!!) and I used iluvpeeks suggestion about adjusting the temperature and they turned out perfect!!! Thanks so much everyone!!



Take a look at cookie scoops, portion scoops, and ice cream scoops. Look on the metal peice that actually "scoops" out the product, on it will be a number. I forget exactly what the final measurement is, but the number has to do with how many scoops in a larger qty. I also have a #30 and #40 that i use for cookies and mini cupcakes (and meatballs!)
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post #12 of 31
2 thirds full is perfect!!
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Oh Cupcake so small and sweet.
You are like a real cake but nicer and neat.
With your frosting swirls and little size,
You fit in my mouth with just one try.
Oh, cupcake why do you expand my thighs!
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post #13 of 31
I've been reading through all the posts and I was wondering if anyone can offer a reason or some advice for cupcake liners that fold in to the batter when filling? I'm using cupcake wrappers from a local cake supply, not just from a grocery store. But it never fails, at least a third of my cupcakes will be collapsed in on at least one or two sides...frustrating!! icon_cry.gif
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post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by srkmilklady

I've been reading through all the posts and I was wondering if anyone can offer a reason or some advice for cupcake liners that fold in to the batter when filling? I'm using cupcake wrappers from a local cake supply, not just from a grocery store. But it never fails, at least a third of my cupcakes will be collapsed in on at least one or two sides...frustrating!! icon_cry.gif
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It seems this happens when your liners are just a little to big for your pan, so as the batter goes in and it weighs the liner down it slides down in the pan, but the sides will fold in b/c the bottom of the liner is bigger than the bottom of the "cup" in your pan.
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post #15 of 31
Thanks leily...I'll have to look at that. I hope that's all it is!
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