All of us have to start baking at some point in our lives. I started when I was 10 because I have a mom who baked a lot. Even then, we had just 2 cake trays - one was round and the other was heart-shaped. We had no cupcake trays so we never baked cupcakes.
But, that really shouldn't stop you. Here's a quick tip on how to bake cupcakes with no cupcake moulds using your Indian spice box - or masala dabba as we call it back home.
- Take out the individual holders inside and clean it if you were using it for your spices
- Dry well with a clean kitchen towel
- LIne evenly with aluminium foil (this is for even baking)
That's it! Pour your batter 3/4 of the way and play on a baking tray in the oven. You will get perfectly shaped cupcakes of the same size each time and you don't have to spend on an extra cupcake tray unless you bake very often.
My sis and I also did this for the perfect pound cake we baked when back in Kottayam. We I mentioned, our mom only has 2 trays and both were too big for the amount of batter we had so we improved by using the masala dabba container. We removed the smaller containers from inside), lined it with aluminium foil, and baked as normal.