From Scratch Cupcakes: Oil Or Butter Based????

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morgnscakes Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 2:27pm
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I am a from scratch baker and have been swept up in the cupcake frenzy. Many of my brides and special occasion clients have started requesting cupcakes more often than not. I have just been using my cake recipes and putting them into cupcake form, but it seems that the recipes that are oil based are much more moister and stay fresh a little longer than those made from butter.

Do any of you use a different recipe for your cupcakes than for your cakes? Do you prefer oil based recipes over butter based??

And also, since I'm a from scratch baker, some people around here have a problem paying a little extra for the cupcakes (I do charge more than the grocery chains and most of the area decorators). Does anyone have this problem??

Thanks in advance. I look forward to any and all advice!!!!!

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morgnscakes Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 1:48pm
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cakelass Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 11:53am
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I use normal cake recipes for my cupcakes and occassionally I do use a cupcake recipe. I don't think it really matters, I just try to find a recipe that I like.
Now the butter and oil- I much prefer recipes with oil in them. I find them to be moister and they las that little bit longer.
Also I don't know if iit is the oil- but since I switched to oil my papers do not peel off the cupcake.

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Bluehue Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 12:54pm
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I prefer to use a oil based recipe for cupcakes - especially when i have a large number of cupcakes to do (380 was the largest order)

You know that they are going to hold their moisture longer which means you can bake in a day/night and get them decorated without having to freeze them or refridgerate them for long periods of time.


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morgnscakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 1:00pm
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Thank you so much. That is what I was thinking. I'm going to have to find an oil based white cake recipe since I'm in white cake-white icing world around here.

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alishajune Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 11:57pm
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when you find a good white cake recipe that uses oil instead of butter, let me know! all of my white cakes come out super heavy and rubbery whenever i use oil. they're great when i use butter. weird?

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JoyRide Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 12:11am
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I prefer oil based recipes too. They do stay moist a lot longer.

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