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Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Serves: (approx. 4 dozen cupcakes)
1 cup - unsalted butter, softened
2 cups - granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon - vanilla extract or cotton candy extract
4 - eggs
3 cups + 6 tablespoons - sifted SWANS DOWN Cake Flour
1 tablespoon - baking powder
1/2 teaspoon - salt
1 cup - milk
red & blue food coloring (for pink and light blue)
cupcake liners


PREHEAT oven to 350°. Place cupcake liners into pan.

SIFT SWANS DOWN Cake Flour then lightly spoon into measuring cup for 3 cups + 6 tablespoons.

CREAM butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream. Gradually add vanilla and eggs and mix well.

SIFT together the dry ingredients; then mix into butter mixture alternating with milk.

DIVIDE batter into 2 bowls. Add each food coloring to both bowls. Alternate colors and pour batter ¾ full in muffin cups.

BAKE  for 20-25 minutes until light golden brown. Cool cupcakes then frost with Cotton Candy Butter Cream Frosting.


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