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Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes
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3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cake flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp

1 large egg

2 large egg whites

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp milk

Cotton candy

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cream or half and half

1/2 tsp cotton candy flavor


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all-purpose flour and cake flour into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt and whisk dry mixture, 20 seconds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment , whip together butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg, then mix in egg whites one at a time, blending until combined after each addition and adding in vanilla with last egg white. Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture , alternating with 1/2 of the milk and mixing just until combined after each addition. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full . Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, about 18 - 21 minutes. Cool in baking pan several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To make the mini cotton candy decoration, take pieces of cotton candy and shape into desired size , then take a lollipop stick, rinse top of stick under water then insert stick into bottom of cotton candy. Repeat to make 12. Once cupcakes are cool frost with cotton candy frosting and insert a mini cotton candy stick into each .

In an the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until pale and fluffy. Mix in cream, cotton candy flavor and powdered sugar . Whip until light and fluffy, tint with pink or blue food coloring if desired.