Last Updated on January 21, 2022 by Zara R.
Cupcakes are by far one of the most popular and beloved desserts, as they are small versions of cake. Well, they also have their own small version in mini cupcakes. If you want to bake these small delightful treats, you will want to know how to use a mini cupcake pan.
Mini cupcakes are great for all sorts of celebrations, from birthday parties and baby showers, plus everything in between. You can make them in all sorts of flavor combinations and they are the perfect bite-size, so you can indulge in a few. Since they are smaller than regular cupcakes they do take less time to bake.
How To Use A Mini Cupcakes Pan
Using a mini cupcake pan is great for making bite-sized desserts, which are perfect for parties. You can use your favorite cake recipes with a mini cupcake pan, you will just have to adjust accordingly. You can use boxed cake mix or your favorite homemade recipe to make these bite-sized treats.
One mini cupcake pan will make 24 mini cupcakes. Depending on the box of cake mix you use, it will make anywhere from 48-72 mini cupcakes. If you are using a regular homemade cupcake recipe, it will make between 30-36 mini cupcakes.
Is A Mini Muffin Pan The Same As A Mini Cupcake Pan?
Yes, a mini muffin pan is the same thing as a mini cupcake pan. In addition, a muffin pan is the same thing as a cupcake pan. Both a cupcake and muffin pan will have 12 cavities and a mini muffin pan and mini cupcake pan will have 24 cavities.
The cavities in a mini pan are the exact same size and hold the same amount of batter, no matter which one they are called. The same goes for the regular-sized pan. More commonly, you will hear them referred to as muffin pans or muffin tins.
What is the size of a mini cupcake?
A mini cupcake pan will make 24 mini cupcakes. You want to fill each cavity about 2/3 full, which is the equivalent of about one tablespoon, sometimes just a bit more. Generally, a mini cupcake is about a third of the size of a regular cupcake.
What is the size of a mini muffin pan?
Since mini muffin and mini cupcake pans are the same size, they will have 24 cavities, no matter what name it is listed as. If you are making muffins, you will still only fill it 2/3 full, which is approximately one tablespoon worth.
Do they make mini cupcake liners?
Yes, they do make mini cupcake liners which you can use to make mini muffins or cupcakes. They sell them in most superstores, craft stores, and online. They come in packs anywhere from 100-350.
If you don’t want to use liners or simply can’t find any, you can also just grease your pan instead. Generally grease each cavity of the pan with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the cupcakes from sticking. Rubbing butter in each cavity will also work as well.
In addition to traditional tin pans, they also make silicone pans as well. Silicones are great to use without liners, as you can just spray them lightly with cooking spray. The silicone design allows the baked good to be easily popped out.
If you’d like, you can still use liners with a silicone pan. In addition, you can also buy silicone liners too. These are great to use with traditional tin pans. You don’t have to worry about any sticking and they are reusable, so you won’t have to keep buying paper liners that you will throw away after one use.
How Long do mini cupcakes Bake?
Since mini cupcakes are significantly smaller than regular cupcakes, they will have a shorter bake time. In general, mini cupcakes will bake for around 10-15 minutes. After around 10-12 minutes, it is a good idea to use a toothpick to test for doneness.
Just like regular cupcakes, mini cupcakes need to cool completely before you frost them. However, due to their small size, they can fully cool on a wire rack in around 30 minutes. Once cool, you can decorate them with your choice of frosting and even add sprinkles or mini chocolate chips as a topping.
Any flavor of cupcake you can make, you can also make in a mini form. Popular mini flavors include chocolate, vanilla, yellow, red velvet, and pumpkin.
Though they are small, you can fill mini cupcakes, however, it can be a challenge and you can only use a small amount of filling. You will likely find it easier just to frost them and not fill them too.
Other Desserts You Can Make In A Mini Cupcake Tin
In addition to mini cupcakes and mini muffins, there are many other desserts you can make in mini muffin tins. You can also make mini brownies, cheesecakes, apple crisps, cookie bites and more. Mini desserts are perfect for servings at parties, as they allow people to try several different types of desserts.
Using A Mini Cupcake Pan To Bake Your Favorite Desserts
Mini cupcakes are great for serving at parties, as they are a perfect bite-size. You can make them in several different flavor combinations and even make other desserts with them including brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. You can use your favorite cake recipe, as you can adjust the measurements and time accordingly.
When filling a mini cupcake tin, you only have to fill each cavity 2/3 full, which is about one tablespoon of batter. If using a boxed cake mix, it will generally make 60-72 mini cupcakes. For a homemade cupcake recipe that makes about 12-14 cupcakes, you can make about 30-36 mini ones.
Mini cupcakes will only bake for about 10-15 minutes. Once cool, you can decorate them with your favorite frosting and toppings. There are endless possibilities when it comes to the flavors and decorations you use.
Do you have any questions regarding how to use a mini cupcake pan? If so, please ask any questions regarding baking mini cupcakes in the comment section below.