How do you convert a cake recipe into cupcakes?
- Emily Scatone
I found a great recipe for Chocolate Banana Cake with cream cheese frosting and wanted to make it for a picnic, but I realized cake is difficult to eat at a picnic. How can I best convert it into cupcakes? Thanks so much in advance!
I pretty much agree...(though I'm a terrible baker since I never follow direction)
I reduce the cooking temp slightly, and the baking temp somewhat more, but half seems too much a reduction. Visual and toothpick are my guides, not a time formula. But I'm interested in at least B/B+ not in opening a bakery which (I believe) should offer A- or better.
I think it's pretty easy to convert. Cupcakes are so cute, they will go quickly. This is sort of a guess based on having recently made the Magnolia Bakery cupcakes:
1. One standard 9" cake round should translate to about 9-10 cupcakes. So if your recipe is for 2 9" layers, then should give you about 18-20 cupcakes. Fill liners 3/4 full.
2. Make sure there's enough leavening for rising. My recipe called for only baking powder...about 1 tsp. per 1.25 c. flour or 12 cupcakes.
3. Bake at 350F. Start checking around 17 min. Mine took about 20 min. total.
4. Cool in tin for about 10-15 min. Remove to rack to cool and then frost.