- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup root beer
- 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
- 12 root beer barrel candies, crushed
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice; add to creamed mixture alternately with root beer.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Just before serving, combine whipped topping and crushed candies; frost cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews forRoot Beer Cupcakes
"I just want to comment on Wingding52 review. That comment about the kids "enjoying" diabetes when they grow up is/was uncalled for. Why would you get pleasure out of hurting the millions of people who has diabetes, or their children who are predisposed to getting the disease through genetics? Diabetes is not necessarily food consumption related."
"YukBet your kids will enjoy diabetes when they get older. Not much interesting in the cupcake recipe, standard as most. Whipped topping and more sugar on top."
"i made these for all my roommates and their friends and they loved them. they dont taste much like root beer, but theyre still enjoyable!"
"Refreshingly different and very tasty."
"NAw, these do not taste like root beer cupcakes. Big disappointment. Blah, I think I would have added more spice to them to make them better. Not a good choice, but had to find out for myself."
"Haven't tried it yet but will real soon."
"The cupcakes tasted more like spice cupcakes. Did not taste like root beer at all."
"good, nice summer flavor, a keeper."
"Root beer, yum. We loved the cupcake. Definitely a keeper!!!!!!!"
"Haven't tried this yet but I intend to do so soon.. Where does it say 2 or 3 sticks of butter!? 1/2 cup of butter is only 1 stick!"