How to Make Cupcakes Without Cupcake Pan Liners

By Jessica Reed

Cupcakes make delicious party treats for yourself or an entire group of friends. They can be created using a cupcake or muffin baking pan. There is an unlimited number of decorative options. If you're ready to bake some cupcakes but have just discovered you have no cupcake pan liners, never fear. You can still create cupcakes using no pan liners at all. Find out the best way to create your delectable treats without letting them stick to the pan.


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Step 1

Spray a clean cupcake baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Coat each section liberally to ensure the cupcakes don't stick to the pan.


Step 2

Spray on a small amount of cooking oil either over the nonstick cooking spray or, if you don't have nonstick cooking spray, by itself. According to, cooking oil tends to work better than nonstick cooking spray when it comes to keeping the cupcakes from sticking.


Step 3

Preheat the oven and pour the cupcake batter into the pan. Bake the cupcakes until you can insert a toothpick into a cupcake and pull it out without any cake batter sticking to the toothpick.


Step 4

Cover the cupcakes with a towel until they are cool. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and place them on a plate or tray. Decorate as desired.