It was one of those recipes that I can't believe actually worked out and the cupcakes really did taste like root beer floats!
I bought some of those flavored oils from the candy making / baking section of JoAnns or Michael's and one of the flavors was root beer.
I'm sure when I bought it I was thinking of making hard candy with it but I made cupcakes instead and they turned out A-MAZ-ING!
Don't ask me how it works but it really does. You should try some today!
Here's what you need:
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 cup root beer, we only use A&W
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup oil
2 ea. .125 fluid ounces root beer flavor oil
1 recipe for No Fail Buttercream Frosting
Straws for decoration
Preheat oven to 325 degrees for dark pans and 350 for silver pans. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the cake mix, root beer, eggs, and oil. Mix for 2 minutes on medium.
Add the two bottles of root beer flavoring and mix well.
Fill each paper liner 3/4 full with batter.
Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to cooling rack and cool completely.
Frost with your favorite frosting and decorate with a piece of straw (I used paper ones and cut them into 3 or 4 pieces each) so it looks like a drink.
Not only were these super cute for a birthday but they were delicious too!
Serves - 24 cupcakes
Here's the handy printable - Root Beer Float Cupcakes
Here's the handy printable - No Fail Buttercream Frosting