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Colourful Cotton Candy Cupcake

| February 18, 2015 | 12 Comments

cotton candy cupcake

These Cotton Candy Cupcakes will be a big hit at birthday parties and school fundraisers!  They are easy to make and look so colourful!

Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cotton candy

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and place to the side.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the cotton candy until evenly distributed, do not over mix.

Get 3-4 small bowls scoop equal amount of cake mix in each bowl. Add 1 drop of food coloring to each bowl mixing until you get the desired color of choice.  Using a large spoon add a scoop of cake mix from each color filling the cupcake holder. Do not over fill.   

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Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting
1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
1 ounce cotton candy
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

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In a bowl, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons of the heavy cream over the cotton candy to melt it place to the side

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Stir in the vanilla and melted cotton candy. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy add the remaining cream.

To Decorate 

Get 3-4 small bowls fill with equal parts icing. Add food coloring to each of color of choice. Mix until completely blended to the color of choice. 

Use a pastry bag and a LARGE Star tip:  fill the pastry bag with scoops from each color of icing using your hand start at one spot on the cupcake ago around the edge with icing continue the motion building a cone shape and covering the whole cupcake. 

Now place a small piece of cotton candy on top for decoration! 

Enjoy!

cotton candy cupcake recipe

 

Cotton Candy Cupcake
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Cupcakes
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  6. 1/2 cup sour cream
  7. 1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup cotton candy
FOR THE FROSTING
  1. 1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
  2. 1 ounce cotton candy
  3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  4. 4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and place to the side.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the cotton candy until evenly distributed -do not over mix.
  3. Get 3-4 small bowls scoop equal amount of cake mix in each bowl. Add 1 drop of food coloring to each bowl mixing until you get the desired color of choice. Using a large spoon add a scoop of cake mix from each color filling the cupcake holder. Do not over fill.
  4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  1. In a bowl, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons ofthe heavy cream over the cotton candy to melt it place to the side
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Stir in the vanilla and melted cotton candy. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy add the remaining cream.
To Decorate
  1. Get 3-4 small bowls fill with equal parts icing. Add food coloring to each of color of choice. Mix until completely blended to the color of choice.
  2. Use a pastry bag and a LARGE Star tip: fill the pastry bag with scoops from each color of icing using your hand start at one spot on the cupcake ago around the edge with icing continue the motion building a cone shape and covering the whole cupcake.
  3. Now place a small piece of cotton candy on top for decoration!
  4. Enjoy!
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  1. kathy downey says:

    The kids would love if I made these

  2. KD says:

    I love the colours! Kids must go nuts for these!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    these look absolutely fantastic, kids will go wild for them no doubt about that and I’m sure I’d enjoy them too 🙂

  4. kathy downey says:

    Haha I tried these and what a mess I had…they were tasty tho

  5. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Perfect looking cupcakes for spring! Bright & pretty!

  6. kathy downey says:

    We are going to get these a try again over Easter

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    Those look so fun!

  8. Steven Moore says:

    I had no idea it was so simple. Thanks for the recipe. The kids were so surprised when they bit into their cupcake last night. I wish I had video taped it.

  9. kathy downey says:

    We are making these for the end of the school year party

  10. kathy downey says:

    My friend made these but used Halloween colors yellow/black/orange they cam eout real nice

  11. kathy downey says:

    These are perfect for parties,the kids love the colors

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