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Fool proof recipe giant cupcake!

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BringMeTea123 Tue 12-Sep-17 16:15:53

Hi everyone.

Ok in no way am I an expert baker or anything but I do enjoy baking cupcakes. For my sons first birthday we are doing a cake smash and we have to provide the cake.... how hard can it be.... turns out very!

I first tried a cake tin with a Pyrex dish. I wrote down the recipe I used but haven't dug it out. Didn't look good anyway!

Brought a giant cupcake mould... a tin one (not silicone) thought this would be perfect.
Recipe I googled -

340g butter
350g caster sugar
340g self raising flour
6 medium eggs.

Put in the oven, after half an hour the tops were looking quite well done. I put a knife through the middle and it was like raw inside so I moved them down in the oven and turned the oven up slightly. Anyway about 20 minutes later after I gave my son his bottle (I could smell burning). Yup burnt to a crisp! Got them straight out the oven and put a knife through different parts of the bottom part and it was fine the middle was still a little wet though. Where have I gone wrong?

I'm stressing as it's only a few weeks away and I don't really want to have to pay someone to it for us. Sorry it's such a long post but does anyone have any tips and or recipes to get this right?! I know it's going to be smashed up but it needs to be baked properly

HELP IM STRESSING!

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TickledOnion Tue 12-Sep-17 16:23:24

That recipe looks fine but you need cook it for much much longer and on a lower temperature. This will allow it to cook evenly without burning. Don't open the oven door until you can smell the cake baking. I'd give it at least 1 hour before checking. If it looks done on top but is raw inside cover the top in foil and cook for longer, checking at 10 minute intervals.

BringMeTea123 Tue 12-Sep-17 16:25:47

Thank you for replying @TickledOnion the temp of the oven was originally 160c fan oven. Then when I moved them down I put it to 180c. Suppose it didn't make a difference after turning the oven up. I can't keep cocking up as it's costing me as much as paying someone by buying all the butter eggs, flour etc

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 12-Sep-17 16:31:24

After many, many, many home made attempts I discovered Betty Crocker cake mix comes out PERFECTLY every timegrin must be something to do with the oil content and not sticking.

I bake, people pay me for my cakes but dear God this had me stumped!!

BringMeTea123 Tue 12-Sep-17 16:34:45

Thank you @DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen I honestly can't even imagine where I've gone so wrong. My first attempt with the Pyrex dish and cake tin where baked perfectly! It just looked a mess when all put together hence the reason for buying an actual cupcake tin.

I really wanted to make my own mix but if I'm going to get a better bake with Shop brought I'll have to look at that. How many do you think I'll need? Obviously it's on a larger scale 🙈

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 12-Sep-17 16:43:29

One packet does a standard giant cup cake tin ime. It's £2 I think from Tesco.

BringMeTea123 Tue 12-Sep-17 16:49:01

Ahh ok thank you. I'll have a little trip up there! 😘

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 12-Sep-17 16:58:32

Get two just in case your tin is bigger than mine!

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