Root Beer Cupcakes

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Here is a recipe for root beer cupcakes that actually tastes like root beer. I found the recipe on the Cupcake Project. She got the cupcake recipe from a site called Bittersweet. Now the cupcake project made a frosting with cream soda extract in it. She had to order the extract online. I did not want to wait for extract and order it online. So I went with the frosting by Bittersweet to top the cupcakes.

I must tell you, I DIDN’T like the frosting I used for this cupcake. It did absolutely no favors for this cupcake. I think the cupcake would have taste much better with the frosting that goes with the root beer cookies I have on here. That is the way I will make them next time.

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The cupcake has a nice texture. Now don’t be alarmed when you mix this batter together, it is very runny. You can pour the batter into you cupcake tins because it is that runny. I think I may also up the root beer extract up to 1 Tbsp next time, but I think I’ll try it with the root beer frosting first. That may add enough root beer flavor.


Here is what you need to make the

Root Beer Cupcakes

  • ROOT BEER SODA
  • APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  • SUGAR
  • CANOLA OIL
  • VANILLA EXTRACT
  • ROOT BEER EXTRACT(ALSO KNOWN AS ROOT BEET CONCENTRATE)
  • FLOUR
  • BAKING SODA
  • BAKING POWDER
  • SALT
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Root Beer Cupcakes

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup root beer soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup canola oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp root beer extract also known as root beet concentrate
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine the soda and vinegar and let stand for a few minutes.
  • Add in the sugar and oil, whisking vigorously until slightly frothy.
  • Integrate your extracts, and gently introduce the flour, along with the baking powder / soda, and salt, being careful not to over mix. (I just used a whisk to quickly mix the batter and get rid of any flour lumps. Don't be alarmed by how runny the batter is. I was able to pour it into the muffin tins. It is the consistency of thin pancake batter)
  • Fill cupcake liners approximately 3/4 of the way to the top.
  • Bake at 350 F for about 18 - 22 minutes. makes 12 cupcakes
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Notes

I made the frosting from Bittersweet's site, but did not like it. It didn't compliment the cupcake. I think the frosting found with my root beer cookies would have been perfect.
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20 Comments

  1. I am thinking maybe an orange flavoured icing, it might taste like the tiger stripe icecream we had as a kid

  2. I am thinking maybe an orange flavoured icing, it might taste like the tiger stripe icecream we had as a kid

  3. Can you send me the recipe for your root beer cookies I have searched through your site and I can’t find them.
    THanks
    Debra

  4. Can you send me the recipe for your root beer cookies I have searched through your site and I can’t find them.
    THanks
    Debra

  5. Thanks so much for this recipe!!! I made them and my family loved them. I am new at cooking things from scratch so maybe this is a dumb question, but can I make this same recipe into a cake? by just changing the cooking times? or do I need to change the recipe up too?? If you can help me I would really appreciate it. I want to make this for my husband’s birthday cake tomorrow. Again, thanks for your recipes!!!! I love your blog!

  6. Thanks so much for this recipe!!! I made them and my family loved them. I am new at cooking things from scratch so maybe this is a dumb question, but can I make this same recipe into a cake? by just changing the cooking times? or do I need to change the recipe up too?? If you can help me I would really appreciate it. I want to make this for my husband’s birthday cake tomorrow. Again, thanks for your recipes!!!! I love your blog!

  7. Wow. Your piping looks perfect, even if the frosting didn't live up to your expectations. The cupcakes look great!

  8. Wow. Your piping looks perfect, even if the frosting didn't live up to your expectations. The cupcakes look great!