Why do cupcakes sink in the middle?

Why do cupcakes sink in the middle?

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 !