Ever baked cupcakes only to wonder later why did my cupcakes sink and how to keep cupcakes from falling? Cakes and cupcakes sink in the middle for various reasons.
Reason # 1: Overfilling the cupcake batter will make it rise quickly, spill out of the pan during baking and ultimately collapse back in the center.
Reason # 2: Overbeating the cupcakes mixture will incorporate too much air into the batter.
Reason # 3: The most common reason of sinking of cupcakes is because of uneven or wrong temperature reading of the oven.
Reason # 4: Beating the butter and sugar too long will incorporate too much air making the cupcakes rise quickly only to collapse later during baking.
Reason # 5: Make sure the leavening agents used in the recipe are fresh and active. The most commonly used leavening agents are baking soda and baking powder, both ensure a good rise to the bakes.
Reason # 6: Once the cupcakes are out of the oven let them sit in the cupcake pan for 5 - 7 minutes and then transfer on the wire rack for another 15 - 20 minutes.
Solution: Pipe frosting on the cupcakes that have sunken in the middle.
Try these tips to avoid sunken cupcakes !