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Cotton Candy Cupcakes


I love cotton candy…a lot…and I thought the idea of a cotton candy cupcake sounded amazing. I didn’t want these to be plain, old cotton candy cupcakes, though. These needed to be something that could stand out. One bite of one and think you'll agree they're a success. Enjoy!

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (5 ounces) cotton candy, packed


Servings 12
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Scrape the bowl to make sure it's combined, then stir int he cotton candy until evenly distributed (do not over mix).

Place two tablespoons of batter in each of the paper liners int he prepared muffin pan.

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.

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