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Cotton Candy Cupcakes Recipe

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

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"Homemade cupcakes topped with cotton candy frosting bring the fun of a county fair right into your kitchen."

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Original recipe makes 24 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cupcake liners in muffin pans.
  2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
  3. Pour batter into prepared cupcake liners, filling them no more than two-thirds full.
  4. Bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  5. Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely.
  6. Pour packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cotton Candy Flavour Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  7. Frost cupcakes with the Cotton Candy frosting you just created and sprinkle with coloured sugar.
  8. Garnish with pieces of cotton candy.
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  • Tip:
  • Heat and moisture will affect the cotton candy; therefore, add your cotton candy garnish right before serving.

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Nov 06, 2013

Cake Mix

May 22, 2013

I havent made this yet but I look forward to making it and it being as good as it looks!!!


4 Ratings

May 31, 2014

The cupcakes came out great, but do not put the cotton candy on the cupcakes until you are ready to serve because otherwise it melts into the frosting.

May 19, 2015

Looks yummy


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  • Calories
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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