top of page
Print

Chocolate Root Beer Float Cupcakes |Cooking With Carolyn

Updated: Jul 30, 2022


Chocolate Root Beer Float Cupcakes


Copyright © 2016 Cooking With Carolyn


Yield: 20 Cupcakes


Ingredients

  • ½ Cup (4 Ounces) Unsalted Butter

  • 2 Cups Root Beer Soda

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (Hershey’s will do)

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar

  • ¾ Cup Light Brown Sugar, lightly packed

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 1¼ Teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

  • 4 Teaspoons Root Beer Concentrate

  • 2 Eggs, beaten, room temperature

  • 1 to 2 Packages Baton Cookies or Rolled Wafer Cookies

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 Cup (8 Ounces) Unsalted Butter, room temperature

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature

  • 4½ to 5 Cups Powdered Sugar

  • 1½ Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 Cup (8 Ounces) Unsalted Butter, room temperature

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar

  • 1½ Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Whipping Cream

Directions


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 ¼ 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.


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





853 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page