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Quantities for 24 fairy / cupcakes?

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lisbapalea Mon 17-Feb-14 13:43:34

Do I need a 3 egg mixture to make 24 basic cupcakes, or a 4 egg recipe?

Also, what quantities of flour, sugar, butter do you recommend for 3 or 4 eggs? I thought it was 180g for 3 eggs and 225g for 4 eggs but have I got that wrong?

wasabipeanut Mon 17-Feb-14 13:46:52

225g or 8oz for 4 eggs and you should easily get 24 cakes out of that - poss 36 if you are doing little fairy cakes not big cupcakes using muffin cases.

Catrin Mon 17-Feb-14 14:44:09

Apologies - no idea what it is in metric. Using a 4oz flour/butter/sugar + 2 eggs recipe makes 12 cakes, so would just double that.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Mon 17-Feb-14 14:46:00

yes, 8, 8, 8, 4.

That makes a pretty large Victoria sponge, so would comfortably make 24 fairy cakes.

You can always make some more anyway, if you haven't made enough - they only take minutes.

pancakesfortea Mon 17-Feb-14 14:48:50

In metric I do 200g of everything for 4 medium eggs.

That would be more than enough for 24 cupcakes. 3 eggs plus 150 probably enough.

lisbapalea Mon 17-Feb-14 20:35:54

Thanks all - I actually did 225g with 4 large eggs and all looks good!

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Mon 17-Feb-14 20:37:51

Best to choose no of eggs, weigh them, then match that with four, butter, sugar as egg weights are variable.

lisbapalea Mon 17-Feb-14 21:39:33

That's a great tip and I will definitely do that another time, thanks!

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Mon 17-Feb-14 21:44:08

smile learnt from the "older ladies" at church and it's revolutionised my cooking. You replace 1/3 flour with cocoa for chocolate. Add 2tsps of coffee with hot water for coffee... etc. It's magic!

Just seen your recipe worked - ace smile

I did 3 eggs today which did 18. So would probably do 2 for 12, but as eggs vary so should the recipe.

weight is in the Shell btw smile

shoppingbagsundereyes Tue 18-Feb-14 10:31:09

I would use 250g of everything and 4 eggs.

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