Chocolate Root Beer Float Cupcakes Recipe How to Make Root Beer Cupcakes

Chocolate Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Ingredients

Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Root beer soda 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Hersheys will do)
Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Light brown sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking soda 1 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Root beer concentrate 4 Teaspoon
Eggs 2 , beaten (room temperature)
Rolled wafer cookies 2 Packet (or BatonCookies)
For cream cheese frosting
Unsalted butter 8 Ounce (room temperature)
Cream cheese 8 Large (room temperature)
Powdered sugar 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 Teaspoon
For vanilla buttercream frosting
Unsalted butter 8 Ounce (room temperature)
Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Whipping cream 2 Tablespoon

Directions

Making

In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the butter, root beer, and cocoa powder and stir until the butter is melted. Next, whisk in the sugars until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let it cool for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine and whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the chocolate mixture, beaten eggs and root beer concentrate. Whisk until the batter is well combined, there may be a few small lumps once done.

Line 1 or 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners and pour cup batter into each one. Bake at 350 degrees F for 17 to 19 minutes (Note: Insert a wooden toothpick at the 17 minute mark, it should come out clean.) Let them cool in the tins for about 5 minutes and then place them on a rack to cool completely.

Choice of Frosting:

Cream Cheese Frosting

Combine the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix using a hand mixer. Add the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Gradually add and blend in the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Mix the butter using a hand mixer in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract and whipping cream. Gradually add and blend in the powdered sugar. Mix until well combined.

Serving

Pipe each cupcake with frosting and stick a rolled wafer cookie into each one.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium