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Root Beer Cupcakes

Root Beer Cupcakes

These cupcakes will bring back fond memories of root beer floats.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time



1 to 1 1/4 cups root beer

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package butter recipe yellow cake mix with pudding

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/3 cup crushed root beer-flavored candies


3 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 to 4 tablespoons milk


Crushed root beer-flavored candies, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine root beer, 1/2 cup butter, cake mix and eggs in large bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in crushed candies.

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon scant 1/4 cup batter into each paper-lined muffin cup. Bake 23-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 2-3 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish with additional crushed root beer-flavored candies, if desired..

Tip #1

To crush candies, place into 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.

Nutrition (1 cupcake)

230 Calories
8 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
160 Sodium (mg)
37 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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