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Wheeling Root Beer Cupcakes

Country Home Cooking RecipesMakes 2 dozen cupcakes
Prep Time: 40 min
Baking Time: 25 min
Cooling Time: 20 min


Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups root beer
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package butter recipe yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 3 Farm-Fresh Eggs
  • 1/3 cup crushed root beer-flavored candies

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk

Topping Ingredients:

  • Crushed root beer-flavored candies, if desired


Preheat oven to 350F. Use the amount of root beer (1 to 1 1/4 cups) as indicted for water on cake mix package.

  1. In a large bowl, combine root beer, 1/2 cup butter, cake mix and eggs. At low speed, beat until moistened. Increase speed to medium. Beat until well mixed. Stir in crushed candies.
  2. Spoon scant 1/4 cup batter into each paper-lined muffin cup.
  3. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool 2 to 3 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter.
  6. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.
  7. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  8. Garnish with additional crushed root beer-flavored candies, if desired.

Alan's Kitchen Tips:

  • Be sure to use the specific weight cake mix as directed above to ensure success of this recipe.
  • To crush candies, place in heavy resealable plastic food bag. Crush with hammer or rolling pin on cutting board. Candies can also be crushed in small food processor or blender.

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