7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Use a different chocolate cupcake recipe...,
This review is from: Cupcakes! (Paperback)
I got this book as a Christmas gift and just tried the first recipe out of it yesterday. Unfortunately, the basic chocolate cupcake recipe must not have been tested enough in the test kitchens! My cupcakes, like a lot of others who have reviewed this book, while delicious, were a visual mess. Sunken in the middle and so light that they had no strength and fell apart in my hands. I am an experienced baker, so I'll be trying them again with some modifications to see if I can fix the problems. Great ideas in here, but if one of the two the basic recipes doesn't work, then the book is flawed in one of its fundamental elements.