Making the Perfect cupcake

Do your cupcakes spread out all over top of the pan and don’t dome?   Are they dry?

Here is how to make the perfect, domed, moist cupcake.

  1. Don’t over mix.  Barely mix enough to incorporate the ingredients.  Most boxes ask you to mix on medium for 2-3 minutes.  This is over mixing the ingredients.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 5 min.  After 5 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 for the remainder of the time.
  3. Don’t over bake.  If you use the method above, reduce over all time by 2-3 min, and check often.  You can always bake something more, but can’t bake something less.
  4. Don’t want the cupcake to stick to the wrapper?  After 2 min, or as fast as you can, remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.  The tin traps in steam and makes your cupcakes stick.

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