Cake Recipes For Cupcakes?

Baking By zespri Updated 18 Aug 2010 , 5:36am by sweetheart6710

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zespri Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 4:50am
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is it OK to use cake recipes for cupcakes, or must you alter the recipes?

I have yet to find a cupcake recipe I like, none of them taste like anything much. But I have lots of nice cake recipes. Will they work?

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nickshalfpint Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 5:10am
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I always use cake recipes for cupcakes. I've never had a problem. But I've read a couple recipes that said that they didn't make good cupcakes and i always wondered why.

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LindaF144a Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 3:05pm
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I find that cake recipes that are are high in the fat compared to the flour don't rise well. In fact they sink in the center.

This by weight, not volume.

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Stacey75 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:39am
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A lot of my cake reciepies are way too dense for cupcakes

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sweetheart6710 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 5:36am
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I just read somewhere else that if you bake cupcakes (from scratch) at a higher temp, they dome perfectly (like 375). The specific tread was talking about using the WASC recipe (which most cupcakers were having trouble with sinking) at a higher temp so the cupcakes puff. Maybe that will make them more fluffy (less dense)?? I haven't tried it yet, and I'm no baking scientist, haha. But I think I'm going to whip up my favorite choc cake recipe, that usually gives me sinking problems, and see what I find. Can't hurt experiementing, right? And my DH loves the mess ups. lol

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