Hersheys Cc Baking Powder

Baking By snns Updated 6 Nov 2008 , 5:36am by JanH

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snns Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 12:08am
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Hello CC friends..
ok I've not done many cupcakes but would like to do so...I'm trying to do Hersheys Choco Cake recipe into Cup cakes ..is it ok...?OK here is my doubt..In this recipe Boiling H2O used..My concern is would Baking powder action be done if the batter is kept out side for a while cos I can't make the whole recipe at once it will take 3-4 batches..or should I do half the recipe at once...
One more ques..how many cupcake can one make from one calling of this recipe..?
pls thank u for all your responses....this is for an order tomorrow hence responses are helpful.

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stephaniescakenj Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 1:39am
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I usually get about 30 cupcakes out of that recipe but I've never had luck with it, it always sinks in the middle. I use that recipe for chocolate cake and I love it, it's just never worked as a cupcake for me. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear them too. I don't open the door, I've got the temperature right...no clue what causes them to sink as soon as they come out of the oven.

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snns Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 1:50am
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thanx Stephanie...
anyone else pls.......

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Zombiecakes Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 4:38am
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I've had no problem making cupcakes with the Hershey's recipe. When I've baked in multiple batches the later ones, for which the batter has rested a while, get a higher dome than the ones that went straight into the oven.

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JanH Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 5:36am
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If using double action baking powder (the most common type for home use in the U.S.) there's no problem not baking all the batter into cake/s or cupcakes at once.

The baking powder is first activated by the hot water/mixing and then again by the ovens heat during baking.

Read an interesting article by Rose Levy Beranbaum recommending the use of either cake or bleached flour for baking - NOT unbleached as this caused sinking when the cake cooled.

Here's the article:
(Have to scroll down....)



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