Improving the quality of cupcakes by optimizing the recipe using a mathematical modeling method




muffins from organic raw materials, mathematical modeling, simplex methods, qualimetric evaluation


In order to model the process of developing new recipes for muffins from organic raw materials, a mathematical model of the problem has been built. The solution involved using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet processor and a computer algebra system from the class of automated design systems Mathcad. The object of research is the cupcake "Grechanyk", and the control sample is the cupcake "Stolichny". The following components are proposed to be introduced into the cupcake: buckwheat flour, agave syrup, cane sugar, sesame oil, butter, dried raisins. All raw materials are organic. With the help of modeling the content of food nutrients – amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and the price of raw materials, a rational formulation of the product has been developed. In the developed cupcake, a comprehensive quality indicator is investigated by qualimetric evaluation. Group quality indicators included organoleptic, physical-chemical, and microbiological indicators. They also include the content of toxic elements, nutritional and energy value. The weighting coefficients of group quality indicators are: 0.15 for organoleptic, physical-chemical, microbiological indicators. The coefficient of weight of the energy value is 0.10; food – 0.20, toxicological elements – 0.25.

The results of the study showed that the integrated quality indicator is 0.82. These correspond to an excellent level of quality. The values of group quality indicators are as follows: organoleptic indicators – 0.14; physical and chemical indicators – 0.11. The content of toxicological elements is 0.22. Microbiological indicators – 0.14. The nutritional value is 0.13. Energy value – 0.09.

The results indicate the relevance of the use of the mathematical apparatus of design. The research results can be used by food industry enterprises to expand the range of products and to optimize the production process in the presence of the specified amount of raw materials.

Author Biographies

Alina Tkachenko, Poltava University of Economics and Trade

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Commodity Research, Biotechnology, Examination and Customs

Olena Olkhovska, Poltava University of Economics and Trade


Department of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies

Oksana Chernenko, Poltava University of Economics and Trade

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies

Tatyana Chilikina, Poltava University of Economics and Trade

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies

Yulia Basova, Poltava State Agrarian University

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering


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Improving the quality of cupcakes by optimizing the recipe using a mathematical modeling method




How to Cite

Tkachenko, A., Olkhovska, O., Chernenko, O., Chilikina, T., & Basova, Y. (2022). Improving the quality of cupcakes by optimizing the recipe using a mathematical modeling method. Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies, 6(11 (120), 99–108.



Technology and Equipment of Food Production