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asked November 4th 2013

SCALING DOWN QUANTITIES FOR MRS JONES’ VANILLA CUPCAKES

Hi there,
I was going to try Mrs Jones’ vanilla cupcake recipe today, but I want to make half the quantity.
The ingredients can easily be halved… except for the eggs!
The full amount is 5 medium eggs… but how many shall I use for half the quantity to make sure the balance is right and the final result a success?
Help please!

Also could you please tell me what modifications I I should make to ingredients and quantities if I want to vary the flavours e.g. chocolate, lemon etc.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Deane-Mae

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Hello Deane-Mae

To get half an egg first weigh each egg individually so you know roughly that they weigh the same. A medium egg normally weighs approx 52g. Crack one egg, whisk it up and weigh out half to use and discard the left over.
Well at least that’s the way it should be done, I’m never that precise! To make lemon version for half the recipe use half a teaspoon of good lemon extract ( not essence) and lemon zest of half a lemon. For chocolate you’ll see an answer here http://www.cakeflix.com/questions/mrs-jones-cupcake-and-vanilla-cake
Hope this helps, I’m sure other members will say how they make substitutes.

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Hi there,

Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply….It’s also comforting to know you’re not that precise; gives me confidence to experiment!
I will take a look at the link as well.

Thanks again,

Deane-Mae

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