Cotton Candy Cupcakes

These Cotton Candy Cupcakes were soo yummy! I saw them on Bakingdom and changed the recipe slightly to fit my taste. When you are baking these cupcakes your house will smell like a giant cotton candy cupcake factory! Let's get started:)  

You can use this vanilla cupcake recipe or use a white cake mix:) 
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup of cotton candy
Pink food coloring

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pan with wrappers.

Step 2:  Whisk together flour and baking powder. In a different mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat in vanilla.

Step3: Add flour mixture and milk alternately, starting and ending with flour. Now stir in the cotton candy. I also added some pink food coloring, this is optional! Use an ice cream scoop to place batter in liners.

Step 4: Bake for 18-20 minutes, to test the cupcakes place a toothpick in the center of the cupcake. If it comes out clean they are done. 

The Frosting
1 cup of cotton candy
5 teaspoons of heavy cream
1 +1/2 sticks of butter
4 cups of confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla

Step 1: In a small bowl place the cotton candy inside, next pour the heavy cream over the cotton candy (this will melt the cotton candy to a liquid). Whisk the mixture until it is smooth and clump free.

Step 2: In a medium bowl cream together the butter and confectioners sugar. Blend in the mixture from step 1 and add in the vanilla. I used pink cotton candy and my frosting was the perfect pink color! No coloring needed! 

I topped off the cupcakes with balls of cotton candy!

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