Cook cupcakes in a Frima

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Hi

Please could anyone give me any advice or tips on cooking cupcakes in a Frima Combi Steam Air FCD 61 - it is a fantastic oven and for all other cooking no problems but i find my cakes come out to dry around the sides - they are too hard.

I have reduced the cooking temperature by 20 degrees and 30 degrees even on recipes so generally have cooked them at 150 or 140 to try and get them right.  I also have adjusted the cooking times but still same result.

Red velvet cupcakes with philadelphia in cook fine so I am wondering if I should add a bit more milk to my recipes - would moisture be the problem? 

The recipe I use is

110 grammes self raising flour - flour here is awful so i add one tsp baking powder, the same weight for the butter and sugar

and two eggs

I am going to try tomorrow to add 2 tspoons of milk 

but I wondered if you had any advice - I open in three weeks and am cooking like crazy to get used to this oven and as cupcakes and afternoon teas are on our menu its important I get them right.  Wondering whether this oven is right for cupcakes.  

Would really appreciate any tips for cooking with it.

Many thanks

Nicki
 
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