Christmas Cupcakes

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You may be asking yourself, “What is the secret to delicious cupcakes?” The simple answer to this question is, moistness, of course! I have come up with 6 tips that I think will help you with your cupcakes and hopefully, you will enjoy this simple recipe. Read on and enjoy!😉

1. Start with a moist delicious cake recipe!

Yellow Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Icing
Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

I used my favorite Yellow Butter Cake Recipe for this particular batch of cupcakes. And since they were butter flavored, I decided to use some chocolate buttercream icing. It was awesome and my sister and our guest loved it! You can find that recipe here My Favorite Yellow Butter Cake


2. Follow the recipe!

Follow the Recipe

I know you have probably read this in some of my other posts before and I know what you are thinking, “Well duh.” But I promise you out of all the tips I can give you, this is the most important one of all! Always, always follow your recipe step by step. Don’t try and cut corners or you will end up with a not-so-great experience with whatever dessert or dish you are making. So, remember this if you remember nothing else, ok?😳

3. Get your ingredients ready!

Gather the Ingredients

To save yourself a lot of time, after reading the recipe and knowing what you need, go ahead and get your ingredients together. Then you can begin the measuring out and mix of your ingredients. Oh, and if your recipe calls for butter at room temperature, go ahead and lay it out for about 30 minutes or so. It is also a good idea to lay your eggs when you do the butter for the same amount of time. This will help the eggs and butter mix up nicely with your other ingredients. You can do this while you are gathering your other ingredients, measuring, and so forth. 👩‍🍳

4. Don’t overmix or undermix!

Don't Do It
Don’t Do It!

This is a mistake that a lot of bakers make. If you overmix your cupcake batter it will make them tough and crumbly. Undermixing will make them sink in the middle. Mix just until all of the ingredients are incorporated and your batter is not lumpy.😉


5. Choose the right pan!

Choose The Right Pan
Choose the Right Pan

Always use the right baking pan size. If you use a pan that is too big, the batter will spread out too far, creating a dense cupcake with little or no filling. If you use a pan that is too small, your cupcake batter will overflow while baking, and it will be flat on top. When using cupcakes pans, always fill each cavity no more than 2/3 full, otherwise, your baked batter will spill over the edges.😖


6. Don’t overbake!

Overbaked Cupcakes
Overbaked Cupcakes

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. or whatever the recipe calls for. If the recipe states to cook 15-20 minutes, start off with the lower time and increase it in 5-minute intervals. Overcooking will dry your cupcakes out and make them crumbly. Undercooking them will cause them to sink in the middle.😝



I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did sharing “Baking With Donna: 6 Tips For Making the Best Cupcakes.” If you follow my tips, you will be baking delicious moist cupcakes in no time.

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🧁

donna@bakingwithdonna.com

bakingwithdonna.com

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