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Store Bought Muffins - Too Tender?

breadster's picture

Store Bought Muffins - Too Tender?

I had some store bought (commercial) muffins from Amazon Fresh today. They were so tender, they literally dissolved on my tongue or in water. Has anyone else experienced a similar texture with commercial cakes?

I found it too tender for my liking, dissolving and almost becoming a paste once bitten into. What is it in the recipe that makes it too tender? If it a high sugar content or a different additive?

idaveindy's picture

Can you post the ingredient list from the package ?  That might give hints, but procedures can cause softness as much as ingredients.

What  country are you in ? (That makes a difference.)

breadster's picture

I'm in the US, ingredients are:

  • bleached enriched wheat flour
  • sugar
  • water
  • soybean oil
  • eggs
  • blueberries
  • modified cornstarch
  • invert sugar
  • palm oil
  • leavening
  • whey
  • emulsifiers
  • natural and artificial flavors
  • salt
  • wheat gluten
  • xanthin gum
  • tumeric
  • guar gum
  • annato
idaveindy's picture

More sugar than water.  More oil than egg. 

I suppose those things could do it.  Maybe cornstarch too.  Also depends on amount of leavening.

Sounds more like a cupcake than a muffin. Must have been very sweet.

retired baker's picture
retired baker

that has 14 more ingredients than the recipe I used to use commercially.

sounds like its from a 50 lb bag of bake n joy muffin mix.

Its for extended shelf life.

I used to throw my unsold muffins in the dumpster at the end of the day,

many bakeries using mix bake them a day in advance.