The Secret to Light and Airy Cupcakes

How do I make my cupcakes light and fluffy?

Light and airy cupcakes are produced through the creaming method. Old fashioned cake books usually started with a butter cake recipe which uses this technique. The butter and sugar are creamed together until the ingredients are light and fluffy, then wet and dry ingredients are added next. This method gives the cake lightness and a tender or soft crumb. (Don’t forget to use ingredients that are at room temperature.) The other thing to keep in mind is baking time. Over baking your cupcakes will create a dry, rough texture so make sure you are baking at the right oven temperature and watch the time carefully.