Help! My Cupcakes Shrank!

Baking By CarolinaGirlAsh Updated 14 Dec 2011 , 2:15pm by Dayti

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CarolinaGirlAsh Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 12:33pm
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I have no idea what is going on with my cupcakes recently. I am using the same recipes that I have used in the past, exactly the same measurements, etc...but the past two times I have made cupcakes (chocolate and WASC) the cupcakes looked fine when I pulled them out of the oven, but when I let them cool, they shrank significantly (by about 1/3 to 1/2 size). They didn't sink, they actually shrank in diameter. I have no idea what is going on. Any ideas?

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TerriLynn Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 12:50pm
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I had this happen to me recently with chocolate cupcakes. Some of them were fine, but others shrank. Thank goodness I put enough buttercream on them that they didn't look strange, but the whole experience freaked me out. ha! I would love to know the answer to this mystery too.

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Dayti Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 2:15pm
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It's usually caused by overbaking or leaving them in the pans too long once they are out of the oven. I remove mine to cooling racks immediately after I take them out.

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