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Why is it whenever I bake muffins they come out with high mountain peaks on them?

I would like nice round tops, what am I doing wrong?

 
QandA

Asked by QandA at 12:27 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (9)
  • I believe it's from too high of heat. Try a slower oven.
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 12:30 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Try a little less batter in each cup.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 12:31 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Yesterday I made peanut butter muffins, only the ones I overfilled had high peaks!!
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 12:31 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Many things can do this, but usually it's over filling them that makes such high peaks. Try no more than 1/2 full cups.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:33 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • OMG you just reminded me that I baked chocolate chip muffins from scratch last night and brought one to work with me today! Sounds delicious right now. And if it makes you feel any better, mine had high peaks too lol. But I'm not much of a baker and they still taste yummy.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 12:41 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Lower your oven temp by 25 degrees
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 6:39 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Less batter in the cups
    Librarylady60

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 8:44 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • maybe you are adding to much when you put the batter in the cup cake pan. try less and see if it works
    butterflies78

    Answer by butterflies78 at 7:21 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Overfilling results in overflow, not peaks. Peaks are the result of the temp being too high - just like wiht a cake, if the temp is too high it'll be very rounded, lower the temp and it'll be flatter. Lower the temp about 25 degrees next time. Also if they're homemade, try using just a tiny bit less baking powder.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Mar. 22, 2011