Best cupcake recipes for parties or playtime, bake sales, girls night in, welcoming the kids home from school, or any time you need to satisfy sweet cravings.
How to make perfect cupcakes every time.
Before we see the cupcake recipes, let’s discuss the tips & tricks to making perfect cupcakes every time from the pro who knows, Cupcake Jemma.
- Butter: Use “squeezable” room temperature butter (not so soft as to press finger through)
- Mixing: Put eggs, butter and dry ingredients into stand mixer & mix for 1 minute on medium-high. Add wet ingredients and mix for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl to mix well. Mix for another 10 seconds. (If mixing by hand, whisk for 3 minutes.)
- Baking: Bake at 375°F (350°F in convection oven) for 20 minutes, or until they spring back after a finger poke.
- She suggests using an oven thermometer to be sure your oven is the correct temperature.
Bonus tip from Betty Crocker: If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.
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