View Full Version : Secrets to a moist/dense cupcake?

06-29-2010, 01:58 AM
So what is everyone's secret to making a dense and moist cupcake that seems to be the norm at all these boutique bakeries?

Seems like most recipes create a lighter/fluffier cupcake that is comparable to what comes out of a box.

Is it more butter? Oil? Ideas and tips please!

07-20-2010, 04:51 AM
I Use Butter To Get It Moist! Oil Seems To Give It An Oily Taste!

02-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Sour cream!

08-04-2011, 12:10 AM
Recipes containing buttercream give very moist cakes.

My tip is to make a sugar syrup (equal parts water and caster sugar heated til thr sugar dissolves). When your cakes are almost cool, prick the tops with a cocktail stick and brush the syrup over. Keeps them really moist, and you can
flavour the syrup too.