Silicone bakeware is a reusable option that serves as an alternative to traditional muffin tins, pans and molds. Safe for use in the oven, dishwasher and freezer, these pliable baking pans come in a variety of shapes and are well-suited for creating stylized brownie cupcakes, bowls and pops. Use silicone molds in the same way as other muffin tips or cups; there's no need to change your baking time or temperature when making brownies.
Baking Brownies in Silicone Molds
The baking time for brownie cupcakes varies based on the size of the silicone cups, pan or mold in which you are baking them. Typical brownie cupcake cooking time ranges from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your recipe and the cupcake size. Follow the temperature and cooking time indicated on your recipe, making adjustments only if you are using cupcake molds smaller or larger than the typical cupcake size. Always place your silicone mold on a baking sheet prior to moving it and placing it in the oven to prevent spills. Begin checking for doneness five minutes before your recipe states to do so. Insert a toothpick into one cupcake's center; when the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcake is done baking. Spray silicone cupcake pan or cups with a nonstick cooking spray before adding the brownie batter to prevent sticking.
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