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Greasy cupcakes

I used regular liners (as my boss had said the greaseproof liners I was using kept pulling away) and my cupcakes came out with grease in the pan. All my ingredients were at room temperature. What happened?

asked by Melanie,Sodini over 5 years ago

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added over 5 years ago

Only thing I can think of is that you used too much grease when greasing the pan? I've never seen pools of grease left over in the muffin pan after baking muffins or cupcakes.I don't know what else it could be.

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HalfPint

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added over 5 years ago

It might be the recipe.

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Reiney

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added over 5 years ago

What kind of method is used to make the cupcakes?

I'm wondering if there's some kind of situation that is causing the butter to leech out before it sets in the cake - either from improper mixing/creaming, oven temperature issues, the recipe, or something else. If you post the ingredients & method it might help.

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added over 5 years ago

Maybe your butter is too soft.

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Reiney

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added over 5 years ago

I think Dona's suggestion is the most likely culprit. You want the butter to be just soft enough that you can work it into the sugar, but not much softer than that.

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added over 5 years ago

Too much fat

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