How Do I Modify a Cake Recipe to Make Cupcakes Instead?

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Q: I am making Nigella’s Chocolate Guiness Cake for a St. Patrick’s Day tasting party on Friday (so I’m making it Thursday night), and I want to make mini cupcakes instead of a whole cake. How do I modify baking time to make mini cupcakes from a cake recipe?

Sent by Heather

Editor: Heather, here’s a good place to start:

Readers, any additional advice for Heather?

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