How to Make Cupcakes Fluffy
- September 2, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Sweets
We all love cupcakes! Mini cups of cakes entirely frosted with melt-in-mouth icing and sprinkled with colourful sprinklers are too adorable to resist. Ranging from the utterly sweet strawberry to dark fantasy to everyone’s favourite Oreo, and other lip-smacking flavours, cupcakes are edible happiness that everyone loves to relish.
However, our taste buds only crave for moist, fluffy, and perfectly bloomed cupcakes. So, here are all the secrets to how to make cupcakes fluffy.
1)Using Ingredients at Room Temperature:
One of the easiest tricks to make your cupcakes bloom–Use all the ingredients at room temperature. Moreover, it is recommended that all the ingredients incorporated into the batter are at a similar temperature. Set aside before eggs, butter and other refrigerated ingredients before you start to bake, at least 15-20 minutes. This step will cause the batter to rise and will make your cupcakes fluffy.
2) Mixing the batter Gently:
The golden rule of baking is to be gentle. Baking fluffy, moist cupcakes is all about creating air bubbles in the batter that expands upon the heat in the oven. If you overmix the mixture; you collapse the air bubbles resulting in a brick-like cupcake. Therefore, mix the ingredients at low speed gently and stop right away when everything is combined.
3) Substituting Ingredients:
When you search your query “how to make fluffy cupcakes” on the internet; you will surely come across this tip. For baking, soft cupcakes, substitute butter with oil. The fat content found in oil will make the cupcakes moist. Another substitute for making cupcakes soft and smooth is brown sugar. You can use half a cup of white sugar and half a cup of brown sugar. Substitute sour cream or yoghurt based on the quantity of liquid ingredients used (except the eggs).
4) Adding Ingredient Alternatives:
If all this while you have been baking cupcakes traditional ingredients of flour, sugar, milk and were not satisfied with the results, try these alternatives. Instead of the all-purpose flour, use the cake flour because the gluten content is less, meaning more light and fluffy cupcakes. Adding Mayonnaise may seem the last thing to do so, but it will certainly give moisture and fluffiness that has been missing from your cupcakes all this while.
5) Filling Cupcake Pans Fully:
Did you know this simple step can affect the way your cupcakes turn out to be? Well, it’s often overlooked–just pour and bake. It is possible you could be over-filling or under-filling the liners, which leads to mushroom top cupcakes, flat cupcakes, etc. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 to 3/4of the way full (about 3 tablespoon). This way, you will get perfectly domed fluffy cupcakes.
6) Knowing the Oven: You very well know, when baking, accuracy is everything. Temperature mismatch can result in burnt or dried-out cupcakes. Generally, cupcakes are baked at 350 degrees F. So, using an oven thermometer, you can make sure that your oven temperature is ideal for baking fluffy cupcakes.
7) Giving Rest To Cupcakes:
If you wish that your cupcakes bloom like petals and are fluffy to eat, then give them adequate rest. Let the batter of the cupcake rest so that the air bubbles can work their way, giving out fluffy texture. Also, after taking out the cupcakes and before frosting, let it rest and cool completely.
We hope all these tricks and tips will help you bake fluffy, moist cupcakes; just the way you like. If you still feel your cupcakes are not up to the mark, online cake delivery is always your go-to option for soft, and tasty cupcakes.