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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.

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