Sunday, February 12, 2012

Get Ready For A Sugar Rush!

Valentines Day is coming up in a few days and it's not too late to make something delicious for your Valentine, whether it be for your significant other, your child, or like me, your friend.
Even if your single you can celebrate Valentines Day! Don't let not having a significant other ruin the big day for you! Call up a friend and make some plans to see one of the movies out or go for lunch!
If you do end of baking for your Valentine, check out these Cotton Candy Cupcakes, I got the recipe off of  Bakingdom, and I love cotton candy so another perk of making them is you get to eat the left overs!

Cotton Candy Cupcakes
makes 14 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, (softened)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
.5 (1/2 cup) ounce cotton candy 

For the frosting:
3 teaspoons heavy cream
1 (1 cup) ounce cotton candy
1 stick unsalted butter, (softened)
8 ounces powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line muffin pan with your paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Add the butter, sour cream, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Scrape the bowl before stirring in the cotton candy, be careful to not over mix the batter.
Scoop 3 tablespoons into each liner.
Bake 18-22 minuets until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:
In a small bowl pour 1 1/2 teaspoon heavy cream over the cotton candy to melt it.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Stir in vanilla and cotton candy.
Beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 45 seconds.
Add remaining cream if necessary.
Make sure cupcakes are completely cool before frosting.

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