Cake mixes and recipes should not leave you feeling boxed in to always making a cake. You can turn a cake batter into many forms, including cupcakes. The secret to getting perfect cupcakes from a cake recipe is understanding exactly how to modify the cooking process for the variation in size from a full-sized cake form to a cupcake pan.
Things You'll Need
- Paper cupcake liners
- Cupcake pan
Prepare the cake batter according to the recipe directions. Line cupcake tins with paper liners. Grease and flour the tin if you do not have liners available. A traditional cake recipe will prepare just over two dozen cupcakes.
Fill each cupcake cup 3/4-full of batter. Leave 1/4 of the liner empty to allow room for the cupcake to rise and expand in the cup.
Preheat your oven to the temperature specified by the cake recipe. Check the cupcakes at 1/3 of the time required for the cake. Insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake. A clean toothpick indicates that your cupcakes are ready. It may take as much as half the baking time specified in the cake recipe. Most cupcakes will bake within 20 minutes.
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