Baking By vita752001 Updated 29 Jan 2009 , 12:49am by vita752001

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vita752001 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 12:09am
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I made cupcakes few times with Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Mix. Not sure what's wrong, the cupcakes were always shrink a lot and tempted to slope in the middle. I notice that the butter recipe doesn't rise as much as the other cake mixes but I like the taste and the texture better than the others. My cupcakes looked very small and when I made it with foil cupcake liner, it looked ugly because the shape was not even round anymore. I follow the recipe from the box and doctored it, example for regular butter cake:
- 1 box butter recipe mix
- 1 box pudding
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk or half&half
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
fill the cupcake half full (I only filled half full because I wanted to get flat cupcake). Should I use 1/2 cup butter as the box stated?
What did I do wrong? Please Help!!!!
Thank you sooo much...

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LadyG33 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 10:25pm
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Have you checked to make sure your oven is staying at the right temp?
Maybe try it without doctoring the mix and see if they raise.

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vita752001 Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 12:49am
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Thank you soo much Danielle, you're right, I guess there's something wrong somewhere when I was doctoring the mix. I tried your advise to bake them again without changing anything and they're perfectly done. Was it because I melted the butter instead of just soften it and poured to the mix while it's still hot???Or might be I shouldn't used half and half (too much fat) icon_cry.gif I have long way to make this right. At least there's nothing wrong with my oven.

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