Bubblegum Cupcakes

Get ready to wow your guests with the playful charm of Bubblegum Cupcakes! These cupcakes are not only a delight to look at but also offer the nostalgic taste of bubblegum in every bite. Ideal for birthday parties, gatherings, or any event where fun is on the menu, these cupcakes are sure to make a whimsical addition to your dessert table.


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 dram Bubblegum flavoring oil
  • 2-3 drops pink gel food coloring

For the Bubblegum Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature (3 sticks)
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 dram Bubblegum flavoring oil
  • 1-2 drops pink gel food coloring


  1. Prepare the Batter:
    • Start by chilling your mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes. Once chilled, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form and then refrigerate.
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two muffin pans with cupcake liners for readiness.
    • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl.
    • In another bowl, combine the milk, vanilla extract, and egg whites.
    • Add the dry and wet ingredients alternately to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients to ensure even mixing.
    • Stir in the bubblegum flavoring and pink food coloring until you achieve the desired hue.
    • Gently fold the whipped cream into the batter to keep the mixture light and airy.
  2. Baking:
    • Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them two-thirds full to allow space for rising.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached.
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    • Blend in the heavy cream and bubblegum flavoring oil, adjusting the consistency as needed.
    • Add pink food coloring gradually, mixing until you reach the perfect shade of playful pink.
    • Whip the frosting until it is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, to create a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  4. Decorate:
    • Using a large star tip, pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
    • Garnish each cupcake with sprinkles or a gumball for a fun, festive look.

Preparation Tips:

  • Ensuring all ingredients are at room temperature can help to integrate the mix more smoothly.
  • When adding dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar, do so gradually to avoid overbeating, which can deflate your cupcakes.
  • The whipping cream in both the batter and frosting adds a luxurious richness that enhances the overall texture of the cupcakes.

Total Preparation Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes

These Bubblegum Cupcakes offer a burst of fun flavor and a splash of color, making them a perfect treat that’s as exciting to make as they are to eat. Enjoy crafting these delightful desserts that are sure to bring smiles and a touch of whimsy to any occasion!

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