Colourful Cotton Candy Cupcake

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
Ingredients
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
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
Instructions
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.
Recipe Notes

Frosting:
In a bowl, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons ofthe 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!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

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

  2. 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.

  3. These cupcakes are really cool and unique but I imagine they’re also a pain in the butt to make as well.
    They look really nice and I think kids would love them !

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