Making a Cake Recipe into Cupcakes Follow cupcake preparation directions in the recipe, but if the recipe does not have specific instructions, be aware that most cake recipes can be made into cupcakes. Use the following guidelines.
Line cupcake pans with paper baking cups; fill cups 1/2 to 3/4 full with cake batter.
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Bake cupcakes at 375 degrees F. for about 16 to 20 minutes.
Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
Expect a yield of about 1-1/2 to 2 dozen cupcakes from a recipe calling for about 2-1/4 cups of flour.