Hello all! sorry for the long post but I'm wondering if someone might be able to help me, I don't know what I am doing wrong :( . I got the bellow recipe on-line and have tried to make is twice, and failed both times. 1st time I measure the flour by spooning in to the measuring cup.....unfortunately the cupcakes were gooey and flat. 2nd time I added more flour and it was even worse gooey, flat, and very heavy. I did the baking-powder test and that is not my problem, oven temp is good. I don't know what I'm doing wrong; no problems with the frosting---it's so good. I hope you can help me THANKS!!
1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Sugar
Ingredients to turn this into a dreamy island vacation:
2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons of Strawberry Margarita Mix
1 ½ tsp Lime Zest (1 lime)
2 tsp tequila
1 Cup Milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pan with 12 liners. In small bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix your “Island Vacation” ingredients in the second small bowl. (Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Tequila, Milk).
With mixer cream vegetable oil & sugar together until well blended. Gradually add eggs to mixture one by one. Alternately add the dry ingredients and island vacation Ingredients. Blend for about 30-60 seconds.
Use an ice cream scoop to fill your cupcake liners about ¾ full and bake for about 20-24 minutes. Let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
Strawberry Margarita Frosting:
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry margarita mix
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 cups powdered sugar (You can add more depending on how thick you want the frosting to be)
5 tablespoons strawberry preserves
1 tablespoon tequila (optional)