You might notice around here we like bubble gum flavored treats, and Bubblegum Cupcakes are one of our favorites. This post contains affiliate links.
This cupcake recipe has been one of my most popular for years and years, but back when I originally made it, Duncan Hines had these “flavor creations” to make all kinds of flavored frostings like Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy. I finally created an update with all new photos!
Those little flavor creations were how I would make these cupcakes. So…I had to figure a way to make them using flavor oils. LorAnn Super Strength flavor oils are my favorite for making these tasty treats.
These are perfect for a birthday party. They are often requested as the birthday kid’s cupcake flavor.
How do you make Bubblegum Cupcakes?
Chill the mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes, and then beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Scrape it into another bowl and set in the fridge.
Cream the butter and sugar on medium until it’s very creamy, about 5 minutes.
While that’s mixing, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized bowl.
Whisk together the milk, vanilla and egg whites in another bowl.
With the mixer still on medium, switch between adding the flour mixture and milk mixture. Make sure you start and finish with the flour mixture.
Add the Bubblegum flavor oil into the mixer. Allow it to mix well into the batter.
Add pink gel food coloring a drop at a time and allow it to mix in before adding more, so you get the color desired.
Then continue mixing on medium for 2 minutes.
Lastly, using a rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream into the cake batter.
Fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Then, bake until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs. It’s about 15-16 minutes.
Allow the cupcakes to cool thoroughly.
How do you make Bubblegum Buttercream Frosting?
Beat butter until creamy.
Slowly add a cup of powdered sugar at a time.
After about 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, add the heavy cream and the dram of Bubblegum flavoring oil.
Add the pink gel food coloring one drop at a time to get the right color desired.
Beat for an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Frost once cupcakes are thoroughly cooled. I like to use the big star tips. Finish with a big gum ball or sprinkles or sanding sugar.
How do Bubblegum Cupcakes taste?
If you ever had Razzles or a Blow Pop, then that taste of the gum when it still seems like a candy just before it turns into a chewy gum is exactly how these cupcakes taste.
All the taste testers just loved it, even the grown up testers. I really thought if anyone wasn’t going to like it, it was going to be the adults.
Can you add other flavor oils?
Yes! You could easily take this recipe and add other flavor oils like Cotton Candy or Strawberry or Raspberry, etc.
Can you make Bubblegum Cupcakes ahead of time?
Yes! You can make the cupcakes ahead of time and freeze them for a few days.
You can also make the cupcakes and frost them ahead of time. This is a crusting buttercream frosting that holds up well if making them a day ahead.
How do you store leftover Bubblegum cupcakes?
I store them in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
More Bubblegum Recipes
More Cupcake Recipes
- Cotton Candy Cupcakes
- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter Cookie Brownie Cups
- Grape Soda Cupcakes
- Smores Cupcakes
Bubblegum Cupcake Batter
- 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 2 1/2 cups of cake flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 egg whites at room temperature
- 1 dram of Bubblegum flavoring oil
- 2-3 drops pink gel food coloring
Bubblegum Buttercream Frosting
- 1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature - 3 sticks of butter
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 2-4 tbs heavy cream
- 1 dram of Bubblegum flavoring oil
- 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring
Bubblegum Cupcake Batter
- Chill the mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes, and then beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Scrape it into another bowl and set in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 muffin/cupcake pans with standard cupcake liner. Rinse out the mixing bowl.
- Cream the butter and sugar on medium until it's very creamy, about 5 minutes.
- While that's mixing, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized bowl.
- Whisk together the milk, vanilla and egg whites in another bowl.
- With the mixer still on medium, switch between adding the flour mixture and milk mixture. Make sure you start and finish with the flour mixture.
- Add the Bubblegum flavor oil into the mixer. Allow it to mix well into the batter.
- Add pink gel food coloring a drop at a time and allow it to mix in before adding more, so you get the color desired.
- Then continue mixing on medium for 2 minutes.
- Lastly, using a rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream into the cake batter.
- Fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Then, bake until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs. It's about 15-16 minutes.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool thoroughly.
Bubblegum Buttercream Frosting
- Beat butter until creamy.
- Slowly add a cup of powdered sugar at a time.
- After about 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, add the heavy cream and the dram of Bubblegum flavoring oil.
- Add the pink gel food coloring one drop at a time to get the right color desired.
- Once all powdered sugar is added, beat for an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Frost once cupcakes are thoroughly cooled. I like to use the big star tips. Finish with sprinkles or a big gumball on each cupcake.
Top with a bubblegum ball or sprinkles.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
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These look great!! I will be featuring in a post on Friday! I will link you up!
Wow they look amazing and so tasty. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
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love these super pink and yummy cupcakes
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All I can say is YUM!!
Wow!!! These are beautiful, and look delicious!!!
When I read “Bubble Gum Cupcakes” I HAAAD to come check these out! (from the Shabby Nest bloghop) These look and sound amazing! How creative!
Stopping by from “Thursday Favorite Things” – I love cupcakes, these sound so good! =)
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My kids would go crazy for these!
oh…. I like the sound of this! Gotta try it! Thanks for linking up at Pint Sized Baker‘s Two Cup Tuesday Party! I’ve pinned this! I hope to see you again on Monday Night!
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My boys love bubblegum! I know that they would get a kick out of these cupcakes, I might have to make them with blue instead of pink frosting, but so much fun nonetheless 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday’s! Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com
How creative! Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I’m featuring you this week!
These look so yummy and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! New follower on Bloglovin! Love your blog. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Thanks for the detailed instructions. 🙂
Interesting! I would have never thought of that!
Get in my belly now
Ohhh bubblegum…these sound so yummy!!
I’m sure my kids would love this since they’re always stealing my gum :-). Pinning to try it out.
As kids my brother and I always ordered bubblegum ice cream at a local ice cream place. I don’t chew gum anymore, but I can only imagine these would have been my favorite growing up! And they look so fluffy and yummy! Thanks for sharing! #throwbackthursdaylinkup
These are so fun!!! Stumbled! Pinning, too!
I was wondering could you use Duncan Hines Cotton Candy frosting creations in place of the bubble gum. I have no vehicle and only have on hand the Cotton Candy and I need to make 36 CC for a child birthday party for Saturday?
I am loving these, like more than I can explain!
These are SO freakin cute!
I can’t find the cotton candy frosting creations. How would you change recipe to use oil concentrate instead?
Yes I have used the oils in place of the packet. With the frosting, I’ve found you might need a little less liquid since the oil is a liquid and not a powder. But otherwise, the flavor oils work just fine.