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20/07/2012, 07:38 PM
I want to make high heel cup cakes for a friends birthday (google if you don't know what I mean). I just made a batch of cupcakes, but they sank something shocking :-(
So, I am after a quite heavy (too spongy won't hold the icing) cupcake recipe which won't sink.
Can anyone share?
20/07/2012, 07:42 PM
20/07/2012, 08:16 PM
This is the one I always use. Yummy and I have never had any problems with them.
21/07/2012, 07:29 AM
The first link has a similar method to what I do - cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs, fold in dry ingredients alternating with wet ingredients.
I find that it makes a nice soft and light cupcake that is still strong enough to hold a decent amount of icing.
The second link looks like a mudcake style recipe. I assume it would create a denser cupcake which may be what you are looking for.
As for the sinking centre, it is similar to trouble shooting cakes:
- is your oven too hot?
- did you bake for long enough before checking?
- did you cream the butter and sugar enough? (if using that method)
- did you over beat once the eggs were added?
- is there too much liquid to dry ingredients?
21/07/2012, 08:49 AM
try this one
It is really nice, but I agree that perhaps it is something else other than the recipe?
21/07/2012, 09:09 AM
21/07/2012, 10:37 AM
Willow Angel, I followed your recipe and they are perfect!
Not sure what went wrong with the first recipe. I think too much butter (the recipe called for 220g) or too many eggs (recipe called for 4).
Now for the decorating challenge!
21/07/2012, 12:24 PM
they are pretty yummy, simple and fail proof (my oven is funny, and they worked out!)
Most of the food on her blog is too!
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