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what am I doing wrong?

my muffins are baking weird. The tops have formed some kind of cone like thing, like a mountain of sorts. its not a nice soft curve like regular cupcakes. It came from a box so I just added eggs water and oil. why iare they going that?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • whenever i use Jiffy brand mix for muffins they do that...but Jiffy still IMO is the best tasting for muffins and corn bread ...
    mamagee1218

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 8:48 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • You could have mixed them too much.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Wrong temp can cause them to rise oddly, especially if there's a bit too much batter in it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Anon: So that's why my cupcakes turned out funky today!!
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • You should have made them from scratch. Send me a message if you need recipes
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:40 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • tyfry - I bake a LOT and even my own come out odd now & then - my stupid oven fluctuates and is such a pain - sometimes I have to set it low, sometimes right on - and I never know because I can't find a quality thermometer that helps! Think I need a repairman?!?!?! (same anon as before)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Oh - and even scratch muffins can come out goofy - it's not that you used a box mix. I made some scratch apple pumpkin muffins earlier this week, and used different kinds of pans - some were round, some were coned. Happens every time I have to use different kinds of pans (non-stick vs. stainless vs. glass).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

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