Joel just got through with his yearly review and got really great feedback. I wanted to surprise him with a dessert he would love and immediately thought of Cotton Candy Cupcakes. He loves cotton candy (I personally do not) and always gets cotton candy ice cream when we visit Cold Stone.
Well, I searched Fargo high and low but had no luck finding the cotton candy flavoring that is called for in the recipe. Not surprising but disappointing nonetheless. But I will be purchasing cotton candy flavoring to make these for Joel…maybe for his birthday? You say his birthday isn’t for 3 months? Yes, I’m a little bit of a compulsive planner. Sue me.
Anyway, the second cupcake that I knew he would just love was Cherry Limeade Cupcakes. We love Sonic limeades but don’t get them too often since we do not have one in town. I thought this would be a unique, great surprise that he would really enjoy. And he did.
The cupcakes had an amazingly light texture that neither of us could believe. We just kept eating them to make sure the first wasn’t a fluke. Joel absolutely loved the frosting due to all the maraschino cherry juice which he loves. The sweetness of the frosting balanced out the lemon-lime zippiness in the cake.
Grab the recipe from The Culinary Enthusiast.