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Cotton Cupcakes

Author: Alisha R
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Course: Cakes, cupcake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cotton cupcakes, cupcakes recipe, super soft cupcakes, vanilla cupcake recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Calories: 120kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 20 cupcakes
Cotton Cupcakes are simple vanilla super soft and fluffy cupcakes that are easy to make and feel just like cotton. The texture is moist and bouncy with a mild lemon flavor along with a splash of vanilla flavors. These cupcakes are a must try if you looking for super fluffy airy cupcakes recipes with simple flavors


1st Part

  • 1 cup Self-raising flour 110 grams
  • 2 tablespoon castor sugar 30 grams
  • ¼ cup milk 70 ml
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • ¼ cup salted butter 60 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 5 ml
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

2nd Part

  • 6 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup castor sugar 115 grams


1st Part

  • In a pan on medium heat, add the butter and melt completely. Once melted add the milk and sugar. Stir and cook until all the sugar has melted. Switch off the gas and let this mixture cool a bit (you want this mixture to be warm, not hot)
  • Combine the milk & butter mixture with the flour. Mix well. Add the egg yolks, vanilla essence, and lemon zest. This mixture should turn smooth

2nd Part 

  • Using a beater, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed. Add the castor sugar to it and beat gradually until you form stiff peaks
  • Combine both the mixtures together (egg yolk mixture + egg whites mixture)
  • Make sure to fold the egg whites mixture carefully. You do not want to be rough while doing so
  • Once both the mixtures are well combined pour the batter in mini cupcake liners and fill each up to ¾ part of the liner with the cupcake batter. Once all the liners are filled tap the baking tray to remove any excess air bubbles from the batter and smoothen the top of each cupcake batter using the back of a spoon
  • Bake the cupcakes immediately in a preheated oven at 160 degrees C for 20-30 mins on top and bottom mode. The cupcakes should feel bouncy but firm on the top when touched (do not insert a toothpick as this would deflate the cupcakes)
  • Once out of the oven let the cupcakes sit untouched for 10-15 mins and then consume

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Nutrition Information
Serving: 50g | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.39g | Protein: 4.24g | Fat: 2.408g | Saturated Fat: 2.408g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.72g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 174mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6.49g

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