Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rootbeer Float Cupcakes

A new cupcake buddy sent me this recipe. I was skeptical at first but decided to try it out. I think that sometimes people get too crazy trying out different kinds of cupcakes. While surfing around the internet I found cupcake versions of desserts and what a disappointment! Majority of what made me willing to try and then enjoy this cupcake is that it is all about the flavors. This was not an attempt to make a rootbeer float in a foil cup! Another thing, the recipe makes a perfect dozen.


Putting together the ingredients was easy and took very little time, always a good thing.

Their color was the same as the batter when I took them out of the oven.
As they cooled, they grew darker.


I don't know how much chocolate I used!
I broke a chunk from this GIANT block of dark chocolate.


I did adjust the recipe for 2 tsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp vanilla soymilk.

I thought to save money I would use plastic sandwich bags instead of icing bags.


Worked out perfectly!

This was my favorite part, as you can see I got carried away with these last few.

Oh, but disaster struck! 


The second plastic bag, even with its zip lock made more of a mess!
(No pictures because my palms and the counter were covered in icing.)
I suppose I will have to find sturdier bags or use the real thing.

I would have put more icing, but considering my icing bag trouble, the little bit I was able to get on them was enough for me.

I'm advertising again, but this really is the best rootbeer!


  1. The frosting looks so good! I like how it's simple and not overwhelming, especially considering it's such a flavorful cupcake!

  2. I need to try this recipe out.. Or eat yours. =) I had the same bag disaster today. =( But everything turned out well. Yay! This really looks great.

  3. Very inventive! I also suppor the simple frosting, nothing worse than an over-frosted cupcake.

  4. Ramy, cupcake buddies forever! :P

    Sara & Dora, this frosting was just perfect, simple and light. I would have liked them to be more ornate, but I think they're still cute!

    Julia, they're really easy to make, definitely give it a shot. It's nice to know I'm not the only one with such an annoying disaster!