How to make Domed Cupcakes

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how to make domed cupcakes

I’ve always wanted to be able to make perfectly domed cupcakes! It tends to be pretty hit and miss when I bake them, even if my recipe stays the same, sometimes they will domed, sometimes they will rise too high and look like mini volcanos and sometimes they lean to one side because of where they are in the oven!

Then I tried a Cupcake Maker that Giles and Posner were kind enough to send me and was amazed at not only how well it worked but that it gave perfectly domed cupcakes every time! FYI – they aren’t paying me to say this, I just really was impressed!

I’ve seen so many methods of getting domed cupcakes using icing and foam balls, but I would so glad that this gave the perfect results without all the faff!

Here’s the recipe I tried, I would really recommend getting a Cupcake Maker if you want to get domed cupcakes in future, I honestly hadn’t thought much of them before giving them a go but I was pleasantly surprised.

You will need (makes approx 6 cupcakes):

  • 4oz / 115g Butter
  • 4oz / 115g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 4oz / 115g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Cupcake Maker (Mine was from Giles and Posner)
  • Baking Cups

Basic Domed Cupcake Recipe

I just used my most basic recipe to make these cupcakes, creaming together the butter and sugar first and then adding the eggs and milk. To finish, just add the self-raising flour and vanilla essence then mix well until you have a smooth batter.

Cupcake Maker

Once your cupcake batter is ready, all you need to do is switch the cupcake maker on and let it warm up for 5 minutes.

Cupcake Batter

Then pop in your baking cups (cupcake cases will work too) and fill with batter to the height shown in the pictures above. Rest the lid down on the Baking Cups and cook for about 10 minutes – a note I would make is that the tops of the cupcakes can cook too much sometimes, when this happened I propped open the lid of the cupcake maker for the last few minutes of cooking.

Domed Cupcakes

Once cooked, just transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool!

Now simply decorate and ice as you wish! 🙂

Jem x

  1. Michelle
    Michelle05-23-2014

    These looks fabulous !! x

  2. Ian
    Ian05-23-2014

    I have the Lakeland model and I too was pleasantly surprised how quick and easy it was. However, their model only accepts a certain size of case. If its slightly too big the case gets squashed and deformed ruining the look of the cupcakes.

  3. IcedJems
    IcedJems05-23-2014

    Oh no hope you haven’t had too many squished cupcakes Ian! I was worried that would happen with this model too as the baking cups I used were a lot taller than the cupcake cases provided with maker, but it worked perfectly! The lid isn’t too heavy which helps I think!

  4. Andy Bailey
    Andy Bailey05-24-2014

    Hey thanks for the link, I got one straight away.

    My oven hasn’t really got even heating over the whole oven so in a tray of cupcakes I have all sorts of random shaped tops. Looking forward to have some nice fondant-able (is that a word?) cupcakes finally 🙂

  5. IcedJems
    IcedJems05-24-2014

    Hi Andy! Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you’ve found this post useful! I know what you mean about the random shaped tops, half the time I have to trim mine down before icing (which is great for my boyfriend who gets the cut-offs but annoying and time wasting for me). 🙂

  6. Keira
    Keira05-29-2014

    Mine arrived today 🙂 looking forward to using it later or tomorrow as going to make my hubby some Cookie Monster cupcakes 🙂 just a few questions? What did you use to get the cakes out? It says use something sodden so not to damage it but not sure what to use also I have metallic effect cake cases do you think they would be ok to use or mayb put a normal one on the outside so as to protect them! Thanks for this suggestion can’t wait to use it as my oven is also very uneven xx

  7. Mandie
    Mandie06-07-2014

    just received mine…one question, does the lid close completely using your baking cups (going to order some in the next few days)

    thanks

  8. Mandie
    Mandie06-08-2014

    Mine arrived recently, it seems smaller than I expected (the height of the cupcakes).

    I want to order some of your baking cups, does the lid close down completely, it doesnt look like it would.

    Thanks

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