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    Default homemade cupcakes vs bakery cupcakes

    I have been trying to find a way to make cupcakes at home that taste like the ones from a bakery.

    I know the frosting is butter cream. It can be bought in a box at wal-mart in the cake section. it can also, logicly, be made at home.

    Does anyone have any recipes for cupcakes that taste like they are from the bakery?


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    Sorry i can't answer your question but i know what you mean. I think if you use the buttercream frosting it helps make it taste like bakery cupcakes. To me homemade cake taste better than box.

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    I've been told that the recipes form Magnolia Bakery taste very close to what you expect from a bakery only homemade ~ I haven't tried them so I can't say for sure but I would give them a shot ~ http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.ph...earch&Searcht=
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    I am not sure which "taste" you're looking for, but if you like the good quality "white wedding cake" taste, here is a great recipe. I found it on another site and have made it many times. My sister, who occasionally decorates cakes for weddings, has started using it also. Just don't make any substitutions; the cake flour and correct cake mix are important. When our store has mixes on sale for 88 cents each, I stock up. I hope you'll give it a try. One more thing; it's great for decorator cakes because it tends to rise evenly, and not much, so you don't end up with a rounded-in-the-middle cake.

    White Wedding Cake

    1 Box Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix
    1 Cup Cake Flour
    1 Cup Sugar
    ¾ Tsp. Salt
    1 1/3 Cups Water
    2 Tbs. Vegetable Oil
    1 Tsp. Vanilla
    1 tsp. Almond Extract (optional, may use other flavors)
    1 Cup (8 oz.) Sour Cream
    4 Egg Whites

    Mix all dry ingredients together in your electric mixer bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on a low speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 300 degrees until done. Don't let it brown.

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    Thanks for the recipes. Have been wanting to make some cupcakes!!

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    Here's a recipe for what I've found to be a better cupcake mix than using the box stuff to make cupcakes. It's from a cake recipe, just divide the batter into paper cups and bake until the toothpick is clear:

    2 c. sugar
    1/2 rounded c. Crisco
    1 level tsp. salt
    1/2 c. cocoa
    1/2 c. milk
    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    2 tbsp. vinegar
    2 rounded c. flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 c. boiling water

    Mix by hand. Mix cocoa and sugar. Add Crisco and mix. Add salt and mix. Add vinegar to milk then mix with previously mixed ingredients. Add eggs and mix. Add flour and mix. Batter will be stiff and moist but not wet. Sprinkle baking soda over mixture then add boiling hot water; mix carefully until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Do not over bake. When cooled frost with favorite frosting, best with homemade frosting.

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