Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe

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Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe
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Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe

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Root beer barrel candies and a spice cake-like batter give these cupcakes an old-fashioned flavor. Kids will especially love them! —Dot Kraemer, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Featured In: Root Beer Recipes
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Root Beer Cupcakes in Country Extra January 2007, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 279 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Just before serving, combine whipped topping and crushed candies; frost cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Root Beer Cupcakes in Country Extra January 2007, p51

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susieq1748 User ID: 2364137 117631
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"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."

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Wingding52 User ID: 6432297 117630
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"Yuk

Bet 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."

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eringgold User ID: 5969236 162884
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"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!"

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miki2 User ID: 5295663 101902
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"Refreshingly different and very tasty."

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maggieaw User ID: 4163584 164616
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"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."

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catherinerobinson User ID: 5240878 101901
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"Haven't tried it yet but will real soon."

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joannejames User ID: 4906992 148154
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"The cupcakes tasted more like spice cupcakes. Did not taste like root beer at all."

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rport User ID: 2386432 117629
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"good, nice summer flavor, a keeper."

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Babunia User ID: 5204881 208627
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Root beer, yum. We loved the cupcake. Definitely a keeper!!!!!!!"

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mapzd1 User ID: 4566601 117628
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"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!"

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