Root Beer Float Cupcakes

It's the weekend and it's time to have a little fun.  I'll never pass up on a great dessert and this one has two of my favorite things combined; cupcakes and root beer floats, which I loved so much growing up in Michigan. I've always been an avid baker and when I saw these cupcakes with the Faygo "pop"  in the background, I knew I had to have the recipe.  So, I'll be trying these cupcakes out this weekend and indulging in a little food fun.  If you'd like to try these cupcakes out as well, the recipe is below. Enjoy! RootbeerFloatCupcake

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Root Beer Float Cupcakes:
  • 1 Cup Rootbeer Soda (non-diet)
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Canola Oil (Didn’t have canola I used corn oil)
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Root Beer Extract *(if you use root beer concentrate then only use ½ teaspoon)(Candy’s Note: I did not follow this for me it wasn’t enough I used nearly 3 TSP)
  • 1⅓ Cups Flour
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Combine root beer soda and vinegar and let stand for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the sugar and oil, whisking until slightly frothy.
  4. Mix in your extracts, and slowly add the flour, along with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Careful not to over mix.
  5. Fill cupcake liners approximately ¾ full.
  6. (At first I thought I had a lot more batter than 12 cupcakes, but then I noticed the batter would settle, so I went back and added a little batter to each liner, which made 12 cupcakes)
  7. Bake for about 18 – 22 minutes.
Vanilla Frosting:
  • 8 oz of cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup of butter softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until well blended
  2. Add powdered sugar; mix until nice and creamy.