How do you make cupcakes without a mixer?

For the cupcakes

  1. Prep oven and pan. Position a rack in the center of the oven preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Combine dry ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt until evenly combined.
  3. Combine wet ingredients.
  4. Alternate dry ingredients and milk.
  5. Bake.

Can I make cupcakes by hand?

These moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are a staple recipe for every household! The batter can be whisked together by hand without an electric mixer, meaning these cupcakes are both easy and delicious! Top these off with my delightful vanilla buttercream or your favourite frosting.

How do you make cupcakes easy to mix?


  1. Preheat oven to 200C (fan forced), Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl. In a small bowl (or large jug), beat eggs with a fork.
  2. Add egg & milk mixture to the sifted flour and stir with a metal spoon.
  3. Spoon into muffin sized paper cases (or a greased muffin pan) and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Can you use a hand mixer to make cupcakes?

The answer is yes – for many recipes it can. Most cake and cookie dough batters as well as frosting or cream can be done with either a hand mixer or stand mixer like the recipes below.

Why are my cupcakes heavy?

Why are my cupcakes dense? Dense cupcakes happen for almost the same reasons as the dry cupcakes. Adding too much flour and dry ingredients will absorb the moisture in the batter, resulting in a dry crumb. Not whipping the butter enough may cause your cupcakes to be dry and dense.

Do you melt butter for cupcakes?

Using cold butter for pastries and crusts gives the butter time to melt during baking. This leaves behind small air pockets that produce flaky layers. Melted butter is key to making chewy cookies and bars. It should be fluid and slightly warm to the touch, but not hot.

How do I thin out cupcake batter?

Add Sour Cream Milk is usually required in a cake recipe to thin out the batter and lighten up the crumb, but sour cream is often overlooked. In addition to milk, add a Tablespoon or 2 of sour cream. Of course this depends on the recipe, but you’ll find that a lot of my cake recipes call for sour cream.

How do I bake cupcakes in the oven?


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Cupcakes: Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour or spoon the batter into the liners.
  4. Bake for 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

How do you make cupcakes in the microwave at home?


  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl or mug until combined.
  2. Add in melted butter (or oil), milk and vanilla, and stir with a small whisk or fork until smooth.
  3. Separate batter between 2 large baking cups (approx 6cm diameter).

What can I use if I don’t have an electric mixer?

A Whisk. A handheld whisk is up there as one of the best hand mixer alternatives on offer. It will come in handy for whipping eggs, mixing light batters, or any other recipe that requires air beaten into the mixture.

What can I use if I don’t have a stand mixer?

Using a food processor (see a few of our favorites), or any machine fitted with a blade, such as a smoothie machine or dicer, is probably the best method to use if you don’t want to make a mess and want to use just one bowl for your baking project. By using this method, you get the desired batter and you get it fast.

How do you make cupcake mix in the oven?

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan). Put oven rack in the middle of the oven. Place 12 cupcake liners in a cupcake tin. Sift Dry ingredients into a bowl. Whisk briefly. Place butter and chocolate in a separate, large heatproof bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, mix, then microwave for another 30 seconds.

Do you need a beater to make chocolate cupcakes?

These cupcakes are deeply chocolatey, they’re moist – and stay moist for 3 days – and have a terrific tender crumb. It’s extremely simple to make – no creaming butter, no beater required. By far the best chocolate cupcakes I’ve ever had made with such little effort!

Can You bake without a stand mixer?

Next time you want to bake but there’s no stand mixer or hand mixer around, no problem! Give one of these sweet recipes a try. There are all kind of occasions when you might need or want to bake sans mixer.

What do you need to make a perfect cupcake?

– You only need two mixing bowls and a whisk. Typically, cupcakes use softened butter that needs to be creamed but I used melted butter so these come together easily! Perfect Vehicle For Any Kind Of Frosting – I topped these with my Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, but you could really top these with any kind of frosting!