- Is it okay for cake batter to be thick?
- Is cake batter too wet?
- What should cupcake batter look like?
- Is cupcake batter supposed to be liquidy?
- How should cupcake batter look like?
Thick cake batters results in a lighter fluffier cake and the thin soupy batter would be dense and heavy. I find thick batter will result in dense, heavy cakes. Watery batter results in light and fluffy cakes – that’s from my experience.
If you notice that your cake batter is too moist and runny, you can start out by adding more flour. Add one to two teaspoons at a time until the texture thickens up. You can also add an egg or more baking powder as well. If the middle of the cake is too wet, bake it for up to 15 additional minutes.
You’ll know when the batter is ready for the cupcake pan when it has a creamy consistency. If it’s grainy, continue to gently mix. If there isn’t an even amount of batter in each cupcake liner, they’re not all going to cook evenly.
The recipe you use should tell you what the exact consistency should be, but generally it should be thin enough to pour into your pan(s), but thick enough to where it’s not soupy/runny.
Cupcake batter should have the same consistency as glue paste or a bit thicker than house paint. That’s the best way I can describe it. You’ll know when the batter is ready for the cupcake pan when it has a creamy consistency. If it’s grainy, continue to gently mix.