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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Root Beer Cupcakes

Really??? ROOT BEER CUPCAKES??? I can just hear it now! YOU will never believe how absolutely delish these little dandy's are unless you've tried them yourself! I have to say, I was a tad bit shocked myself...I didn't think they would taste nearly as scrumptious as they did BUT after I took my first bite, I was sold....I WILL BE MAKING THESE AGAIN and stuffing my face (just a little). YOU don't even have to be a root beer lover to be a fan of these. I "like" root beer okay, but I don't really LOVE IT...BUT THESE CUP CAKES have me sold on the REAL purpose for that crazy sweet soda pop! THESE Root Beer Cupcakes are worth trying!
Root Beer Cupcakes
3/4 c. butter, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
2 1/2 c. flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 T root beer extract (yes, you can buy that pretty much anywhere...locals, you can get it at our wonderful store!)
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/4 c. root beer (THE soda pop)

In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on high for about 1 minute. Add sugar, a little at a time. Beat until the butter and sugar are combined and fluffy. Add eggs. Beat in ROOT BEER EXTRACT and vanilla. Add dry ingredient and root beer to butter mixture. Beat on low until well combined. Line muffin cups with paper liners, SPRAY liner with pan coating...this helps so that the cupcakes doesn't stick to the paper!! Fill each paper liner about 3/4 full of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes. Mine took about 13-14 minutes, just watch your closely. Cool cupcakes completely then frost with frosting recipe below.

Root Beer Frosting

2 lb. powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening
5 T. Root Beer Extract
1/2 c. milk

Mix all ingredient together until smooth. Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.



  1. My family loves rootbeer, so this will seriously be on my next cupcake to try list. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Does the frosting really take five tablespoons of rootbeer extract?

  3. Coleen,
    Yes, it really does call for 5 Tablespoons. I tried less the first time I made them and wasn't satisfied with the flavor...if you don't want the flavor to be quite as strong you can add less. These are such tasty cupcakes, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.