Cupcakes and muffins make a marvelous and magical addition to any kid’s birthday party, afternoon high-tea, or as a snack for after school. They’re the perfect bite-sized snack for any occasion. Sink your teeth into a soft, fluffy cupcake with a crispy topping, and it’s like biting into a small piece of heaven.
Chocolate, vanilla, java, or caramel. There are so many different flavors to make muffins with – and don’t even get us started on the frosting. We don’t know about you, but if it weren’t for an ever-expanding waistline, we would eat a cupcake every day. How’s your cupcake skills? Can you whip up a batch with no issue, or do you struggle to put a recipe together?
Don’t give up if the last batch of cupcakes didn’t turn out as you wanted. Try out these 14-secrets to mastering the perfect cupcake recipe before you bake your next batch. Here are a few tips and hacks that can turn you from a novice into a master chef overnight.
1. Get Greasy
Every cupcake recipe calls for a greased muffin tin or greased muffin cups. However, it can seem like it takes forever to grease up 24-cups or a couple of muffin pans. Skip this chore by using this time-saving hack.
The next time you finish a stick of butter, don’t just throw the wrapper away. Fold it up and keep it in the door of your fridge. When it comes time to whip up another batch of cupcakes, pull out the wrapper, unfold it and use it to wipe the tray or the muffin cups – you’re done in seconds. The best part about this tip is that there’s no mess. If you run out of butter, rub the wrapper on a fresh stick and keep going.
As a final thought, make sure that you’re using grass-fed butter, Grass-fed dairy cows produce butter that’s 3-times higher in Omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids play a significant role in your health.