Rootbeer Cupcakes {and Frosting}

The thing I like about creating recipes is that often you don’t measure when you create them.  I suppose it would be wise if we wrote down what we used as we went along, but how can you create a masterpiece that way?

Enjoy these delicious looking cupcakes, a recipe by guest SENSIBLYSARA.

I have been playing with all kinds of cupcake recipes.  Last weekend I made Mountain Dew Cupcakes and Cherry Crush Cupcakes.  James has requested Rootbeer Cupcakes for his party in a few weeks, so I thought today would be the perfect day to play with that recipe since I can take the test product to his karate party!

WARNING:  I rarely measure things when I am coming up with a recipe … so I will do my best to provide measurements.

rootbeer cupcake


Rootbeer Cupcakes and Frosting

18Cook Time

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    Cupcakes1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Barq’s Rootbeer (or whatever brand you like)
  • FrostingBarq’s Rootbeer – maybe 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla – about 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Rootbeer Flavoring – about 2 teaspoons
  • 1/3 c. Whipping Cream
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Crisco
  • 1/2 c. Butter
  • Powdered Sugar – about 1 cup
  • Brown Sugar – about 3-4 Tablespooons


  1. Cupcakes: Mix the cake mix, pudding and eggs on low. Add in Rootbeer. Mix for about 2-3 minutes, or until well blended.
  2. Bake at 350* for 18 minutes.
  3. Frosting: Cream the rootbeer, vanilla, rootbeer flavoring, sugar, butter and crisco. Add in whipping rream and mix until it’s combined. Throw in the powdered and brown sugars and mix. I think I blended it on 3 (my favorite Kenmore speed) for about 3 minutes.


Calories: 6106 cal
Carbohydrates: 826 g
Fat: 297 g
Sodium: 4163 g
Cholesterol: 1076 g
Protein: 54 g
Fiber: 9 g




The icing looked like this   when I was done creating!

The finished product:

ENJOY!  Please let me know if you have any questions – I’d be happy to try to help – or feed back!!


The original post can be found at sensiblysara.  Reposted with permission.

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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One thought on “Rootbeer Cupcakes {and Frosting}

  • April 23, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Thanks for sharing! (Since I've changed to self-hosted, my old links don't work - here is the page where the recipe can be found: Reply

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