Cupcake Genius Pan is Genius
Debbie Meyer Cupcake Genius
Cupcake Genius Pan

While wandering around Canton (a trade days type flea market in Texas) I came across this odd cupcake pan that has stoppers over each opening. It’s called Cupcake Genius by Debbie Meyer.  The goal is to make a spot for filling in the cupcakes. Since I already needed an additional cupcake pan,  I thought if this really works, it will be great and if it doesn’t, heck I have my extra cupcake pan that I needed anyway. I’ve kind of avoided filling cupcakes in the past because the apple corer approach was a little messy and using the filling tip I could never really tell if I got enough filling in the cupcake so this seemed like an awesome solution and  …it was!

I approached this product review treating this as any other cupcake pan which meant using my standard recipes (My Go to Chocolate Cake) , my regular wrappers and scooper to ensure the same amount of batter in each well. Cupcakes with filling pan

The instructions say to prep the pan by spraying the stoppers with non-stick cooking spray. I decided to try both the spray and my own homemade cake release to see if one worked better than the other. I even took pictures and they honestly worked the same. I prefer the cake release because the spray gets all over everything and I hate cleaning it up. 
Here you can see the stoppers in the cupcakes. One thing to note is the stoppers are not perfectly centered but it really didn’t make a difference. I baked the cupcakes at 350 degrees because the higher temp helps them dome.

Cupcake Genius CupcakesI baked them for 18 minutes (my usual baking time).  When they came out of the oven, the cupcakes had cooked over the tops of the stoppers. You can take a toothpick and scrape around the stopper at the top or even a butter knife. It was pretty easy just to move the  back and then remove the attachment.

I think because of the stoppers, they cooked a little faster which meant they were just a tiny bit over done for my taste. Next time I’ll take them out at 15 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes and remove the top attachment. Place on a cooling rack to continue cooling.

Cupcake genius cupcakesHere you can see the cupcakes after they’ve been baked. Each one has a perfect little well to hold the yummy filling of your choice.

So for the product review on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best:

Ease of Use: 9 (I’d give this a 10 except my oven rack has a bar running through it that makes it hard to get the pan to sit flat)
Worked as Advertised: 10
Easy to Clean: 7 (It says it’s dishwasher safe but I don’t put any of my specialty cake stuff in the dishwasher..yes I’m paranoid)

Cupcake Genius Filled Cupcake

One thing that I couldn’t test but looks to be true is that the top attachment should work on other cupcake pans. My only other cupcake pan is another specialty pan that is part of a two tier carrier system so it’s not shaped normally.
I have to say I am so please with this pan and how they cupcakes came out.

I filled my cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filling and topped with a vanilla buttercream and a dusting of grated chocolate. Flavor wise I think the filling was everyone’s favorite part. Next time I will definately top these with a chocolate buttercream or a chocolate ganache.

Cupcake Genius Cupcakes

Completed Cupcake

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  1. Very cool product! I’ve never tried filling cupcakes. Yours look and sound delicious! Hmmm…This might have to be my next project.

  2. Is the top piece a separate piece? This is so ingenious!

    • Yep, it’s two pieces so you can use the cupcake pan without the top and make regular cupcakes but now that I’ve made filled cupcakes, I don’t think I’ll make ‘plain’ cupcakes again:)

  3. I honestly don’t see the point. Cupcakes are super easy to fill. Filling them with a proper tip means not having to clean that top thing.

    I don’t know – I just see it a waste of money when it’s 100% not needed.

    • Hi Dawn, Thanks for your comment. I completely see your point about it being an extra gadget but I’ve had bad luck with tip filling. I can never get a consistent amount, thicker fillings can be a pain and this way I can use nuts and things that would generally clog a tip or be unusable completely. I had used the apple corer but this is faster for me. It’s just another option for people looking to fill cupcakes:)

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