Rose’s Favorite Yellow layer cake cupcakes were a little dry
Posted: 06 June 2011 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I made some cupcakes for an event this weekend.  I probably should have tested the recipe first, but relying on Rose’s recipes is usually a safe bet.  I found the recipe here:  http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/2005/10/roses_favorite_yellow_layer_ca.html 

I tried to salvage them with simple syrup but it wasn’t a huge improvement.  Since I had decided on a White Chocolate Raspberry Mousseline for the frosting, I quickly made one last attempt at salvaging them.  I made a raspberry syrup and injected the bottoms with about 5ml of syrup.  The zing of the raspberry cut through the butter and it was a remarkable improvement.  Don’t know if the clients were happy…  I haven’t heard back, but we’ll see.  It could be hit or miss.

I read through the comments and found that Rose had said to use 2 eggs instead of 4 egg yolks for cupcakes, which I did.  I also weighed the ingredients meticulously, so that’s not the problem.  Could I have possibly overbaked?  Have any of you used the original recipe for cupcakes?

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Posted: 06 June 2011 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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LOL Anne. 

Yeah I still had the pearls sitting out when I made that red velvet cake today and I figured, why not! I do tend to gravitate to the pearls, though!

Hope a cupcake expert can chime in.  I must have just overbaked them.  Bummer.  At least the raspberry syrup gave me a good idea for a few other recipes! There is a bright side to failing, lol.

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Posted: 09 June 2011 07:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Julie, I may have to test the all yolk version.  Serves me right for not testing this recipe! bah. 

Anne, I’ll have to try that recipe, and maybe that white velvet cake too.

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Posted: 26 June 2011 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I do a lot of cupcakes and I am known for a very moist cake.  I bake all my cupcake and cakes at 325 never higher.  this seems to help keep my cakes moist.  They sound as if they were a little over baked and for a cupcake there is no turning back.  Just me and I have not used any receipts from this site I only do Oil based cakes. I personally have never had luck with any butter cakes.  would maybe turn down the oven a bit and take 2 mins off your baking time. Your piping is devine!

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