Originally Posted by baking_girl
I love baking my cakes from scratch as well. The problem I have is when I put them in the fridge they dry out. They are always super moist when at room temp, and no matter how I store them in the fridge they always taste drier. Could it just be my recipe? Thanks for any advise!!
I never put my cupcakes in the fridge, ever.
One - they often don't last long enough to be put in the fridge.
Two - Refrigerating a cake dries it out, which probably happens faster with a cupcake seeing how it is smaller. The only time I would refrigerate a cupcake is if there was something perishable in the icing besides the butter. I have had that experience with a fresh raspberry puree I added to SMBC, and even then it took two days before it starting turning.
I had cupcakes that I had three days at home. I then sent them to work with my DD and they were wolfed down in no time flat. Everybody kept saying how nice and moist they were. So go figure.
So my advice is to stop putting them in the refrigerator. If you intend on keeping them a long time, freeze them as soon as they come out of the oven. That will lock in the moisture.