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How do I get my cupcakes to dome on top?

Tara - from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Make sure to follow recipe instructions exactly, measuring the ingredients precisely. Then, make sure your oven temperature is correct – use an accurate oven thermometer to check different parts of the oven to assure the temperature you set is what the temperature is inside the oven. Then, fill your muffin pan 1/2 to 2/3 full – overfilling will make the cupcake rise above the pan too quickly, before the structure of the baked cupcake can hold the rise.


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