The bake time for mini cupcakes will be a bit shorter than for full-sized cupcakes, typically around 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Make sure to keep a close eye on them and start checking them at the 10-minute mark to avoid overbaking. To test mini cupcakes for doneness, stick a toothpick into the center of one: If the toothpick comes out clean, your cupcakes are done. Then, you can let them cool, add frosting, and enjoy your sweet little treats!
Do cupcakes take less time to bake than a cake? Yes, but not by as much as you might think. The bake time for cupcakes is between 15 and 25 minutes at 350 degrees, while a full cake will take between 25 and 35 minutes. Whether you decide to make cupcakes, a layer cake, or a sheet cake, you’ll be able to test them for doneness in the same way: Just stick a toothpick into the center of the cake (or into the center of a cupcake that’s toward the middle of your cupcake pan) and pull it back out. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is ready to come out of the oven.