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Old 04-17-2015, 06:43 AM   #1
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Need a little help for my cupcake :(

I am new to this forum. This is the first thread I post. :)
(and please let me know if I post it the wrong place)

Does anybody know what's wrong with my cupcake? (It is an apple crumble cupcake)

It worked fine for the first time. But this time using the same recipe...terrible

Why?;(

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Old 04-17-2015, 06:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC! Can you post your recipe?
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:06 AM   #3
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I know what might be the culprit :'(
I just remember I used cake flour (expire soon) instead of AP flour . Protein around 8.5. Does it matter?

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Old 04-17-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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I know what might be the culprit :'(
I just remember I used cake flour (expire soon) instead of AP flour . Protein around 8.5. Does it matter?

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Actually it can matter, not as much the age of the flour, but that cake flour will contain less gluten (protein) which will result in a weaker structure. Since this recipe has heavy ingredients like chopped apples, that structure is needed to keep it from collapsing.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #5
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Actually it can matter, not as much the age of the flour, but that cake flour will contain less gluten (protein) which will result in a weaker structure. Since this recipe has heavy ingredients like chopped apples, that structure is needed to keep it from collapsing.
Good Call Bakechef. For any quickbreads using heavier ingredient, i.e. carrot cake, zuchini bread, banana bread, ,many coffee cakes, etc. the recipes call for AP flour. If you don't happen to have AP flour in the house, you can add vital Wheat gluten to the cake flour. If you don't have vital wheat gluten, extra egg can provide the structure.

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Old 04-18-2015, 10:08 PM   #6
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I see~
Thank you guys for helping me out :D

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Old 04-19-2015, 07:49 AM   #7
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FYI - Yu mentioned expiration date, I store my odd flour that I don't use all the time in the freezer, cake flour, whole wheat, bread, self rising, Also my cornmeal. I just measure out what I need and then let it come to room temp. Never ever had a problem.
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