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Cupcakes (cup cakes) are small, individual cakes baked in a paper-lined, cup-shaped mold, such as a muffin pan, that can be made from many different cake batters, such as the Shortened (butter or oil) cakes, as well as Foam cakes. They make everyday snacks to excellent wedding cakes.
The general rule is to keep the baking temperature the same as the original cake recipe, but the baking time will be reduced; typically 24 to 36 standard-size cupcakes take about 20 to 30 minutes to bake.
For cupcake sizes (muffin tin sizes), click here.
Cupcakes can be filled, using the Cone Method or with a piping bag.
You will need about 2 to 3 tablespoons buttercream to frost each cupcake.