Cupcakes are my go-to dessert especially when I am feeding a lot of people. First, they are so stinkin’ cute. Second, who doesn’t love having a fistful of cake and frosting of their very own? Third, you don’t need any utensils to eat it! Those three things equal a perfect dessert in my book! But when I need to make 24 cupcakes my simple 12 cupcake pan doesn’t quite cut it.
Here are 3 new ways to make cupcakes without a cupcake pan.
1. Use your mason jar lids: Mason jar lids are perfect for holding the cupcake liners. Set them on a baking sheet about two inches apart. Add the liners in the middle of the lids and fill as usual. The metal rims around the lids will create a barrier holding up the paper cups and you will get perfectly shaped cupcakes!
2. Use foil liners: These metallic liners can be used in the cupcake pan or by themselves. Just set them out on a baking sheet and fill them up. The thick foil holds the shape as it is cooking and also creates a silver liner on the cupcake. If you don’t like the silver shine as your cupcake liner leave the white paper in and unwrap the foil after it is done cooling so it will match the rest of your other cupcake liners.
3. Triple the paper liners: If you are in a pinch—we’ve all been there!—and all you have are the basic cupcake liners, stack three cupcake paper liners together. You can even move each cupcake close together in a smaller pan for support while they are cooking.
Do you have any other ingenious ways to make cupcakes without a cupcake pan?