How to Fill Cupcake Liners Evenly?

Knowing how to fill your cupcake liners properly is key so that each cupcake bakes evenly and ends up the same size. Let's learn how to fill cupcake liners evenly with batter for cupcakes and muffins without making a mess!

To Fill Cupcake Liners Evenly:

  1. Line the pan with cupcake liners. This will contain any moisture and make it so much easier to remove the cupcakes or muffins once finished baking.
  2. Slowly transfer the batter into each cup. Fill the cupcake tins about 2/3 of the way full with the batter. You want to fill them just enough to get round cupcake tops, but not so much that they spill over. You don’t want all the cupcakes joining together at the top of the pan!

If the batter is runny, you can pour it directly into the pan from a bowl or a measuring cup. If the batter is thick, you can use an ice cream scoop, piping bag, or tablespoon.

Easy Ways To Fill Cupcake Liners

  • Measuring Cup: Measuring cups or bowls with a spout are great for when the batter is runny but not so great if the batter is thick. Eye out 2/3 of the tin while you are pouring.
  • Ice Cream Scoop: The ice cream scoop method is hands down the easiest and least messy way to fill cupcake tins, leaving you with uniform cupcakes every time! This method works great with a thick or thin batter.
  • Piping BagThis method might be a little fancy but it works. Fill a piping bag with the batter, and squeeze 2/3 into each cup. This method works great for a thick batter.
  • Tablespoons: Spoon out 3-4 tablespoons, one at a time. Use a silicone spatula to clear any excess off of the spoon.

How Much To Fill Cupcake Liners

  • Mini: Fill the tins 2/3 of the way full for mini cupcake tins. This usually equals 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter for mini cupcakes. 
  • Regular: Fill the tins 2/3 of the way full for regular cupcake tins. This usually equals 3-4 tablespoons of batter for standard cupcakes.
  • Jumbo: Fill the tins 2/3 of the way full for jumbo muffin tins. This usually equals about 2/3 cup of batter for standard cupcakes.

Tips for Success

Preheating the oven sets the stage for perfectly baked cupcakes. Finding the optimal baking temperature and time is crucial; it may vary depending on your recipe. Keep an eye on the oven, and use a toothpick to test if the cupcakes are fully baked.