How Can I Make Moist, Fluffy Bakery-Style Cupcakes?

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Q: We have cupcake stores popping up in the community. Their cupcakes are really good — moist! But at $5 to $6 a cupcake, that's steep!

What do I need to do so my cupcakes are just as fluffy and moist?

Sent by Cheryl

Editor: Cheryl, I think that a big part of the answer is simply finding the right cupcake recipe. Here are two recipes, vanilla and chocolate, that I think are amazing:

Chocolate and Vanilla: Two New Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Readers, do you have thoughts for Cheryl on making that perfect cupcake?


Related: How To Frost a Cupcake

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.