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Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

 Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes
I developed these cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday and transported them using dry ice. Be careful not to freeze them solid! —Mindy Carswell, Walker, Michigan
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 teaspoons root beer concentrate, divided
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • Prepare and bake cupcakes according to package directions, adding 2
  • teaspoons root beer concentrate when mixing batter. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix whipped topping and remaining root beer
  • concentrate until blended; spread over cupcakes. Serve with ice
  • cream. Yield: 24 servings.