Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Q&A
Why are my cupcakes dry?
The most common cause of dry cupcakes is over baking. I'm guilty of this myself on occasion. Start at the low end of the recommended time and gently touch the cake. If it bounces back the cake is done.
Why are my cupcakes dense?
Over-creaming your butter and sugar can cause a dense cake. The butter will trap more air than it should. As the batter bakes, that extra air will deflate and leave you with an overly dense cake. It's all science! For best results, cream butter and sugar together for about 1-2 minutes.
How long do mint cupcakes last?
I recommend eating cupcakes the day they are baked, but you can keep them in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Past that the freshness begins to dwindle.
OIL VS BUTTER
Often times people ask if they can substitute butter for the oil in cake recipes. I do not recommend this. I find that using oil rather than butter keeps the cake moist and also keeps it moist for longer. So when it comes to carrot cake – stick to using oil.