How full should Cupcakes be when baking?

Wondering how much batter to use per cupcake? For standard 2½-inch cupcakes, fill cupcake liners with ¼ cup batter or about ⅔ to ¾ of the way full. Avoid adding too much batter, or the cupcakes will overflow the cups as they bake and cause a mess.

What happens if I overfill my cupcakes?

If you overfill the liners, there’s too much batter and not enough space to climb. The batter can spill over the sides and you’ll be left with flat cupcakes. … You can also bake a test cupcake and see how it turns out before baking the rest.

What is the perfect size scoop for cupcakes?

The best size ice cream scoop for cupcakes is generally a size 20, which is about the equivalent of a large size batter scoop.

Should cupcakes be flat or domed?

The air is the problem. You would have to put so little batter in to avoid the air reaching the middle to cook with no dome but then you ruin the cupcake with an uneven baking and an overdone bottom.

How do you tell if cupcakes are done with a toothpick?

The toothpick test should produce a few errant crumbs stuck to the tester but not a smooth smear of batter. The edges will feel firm to the touch (not just set but actually kind of firm and crispy) and the surface will feel soft when pressed but will not spring back.

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Should you use 2 cupcake liners?

If you’re determined to use papers, try doubling them; with two layers, the one on the outside helps keep things bright. Though it also won’t “stick” to the cupcake very well; Hobson’s choice. Rule of thumb: The darker the cake, the less likely you are to get a pretty result.

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