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Denser Cupcakes

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Hi Folks,

Was wondering if anyone has a good yellow cake recipe for cupcakes? I prefer them dense rather than fluffy. I bought and made the Sprinkles Vanilla cupcake mix that I purchased from Williams Sonoma. I wasn't knocked out by the flavor but I found the texture to be great, nice and moist and dense. At $14 for a mix that makes only 12 cupcakes I was hoping to be blown away, but no dice. Also, are there any tricks for doctoring a Betty Crocker or Pillsbury mix to make the cake firmer and less airy? Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thanks!

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  1. try adding a box of instant pudding.

    1. For cake mixes calling for water, substitute whole milk or buttermilk for the water.

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      1. re: MakingSense

        Thanks so much for the suggestions. I will try them both.

      2. to the yellow cake mix, i added extra egg(s), some good vanilla extract, and used 1/2 and 1/2 for the liquid. like little pound cakes!