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Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


24 servings

Updated: Jan. 11, 2022
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
Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


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

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 163 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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