Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe

Root Beer Cupcakes

I do believe I saved the best cupcake for last when I made this Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe. I mean, seriously, how cute do these Root Beer Float Cupcakes look? Plus the recipe is a box mix and therefore super simple. Ya ready?!

Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe Review

Just a note: I tried hard to make these taste really like root beer but to no avail! I found the best way to do it was make the icing strong and add that. These are fun looking cupcakes as the root beer makes them puff up big.

Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe

Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe


  • White cake mix
  • 12oz root beer
  • 1# powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of shortening
  • 1 TBS cocoa
  • 2 TBS of root beer (add more if needed)
  • Root beer barrel candies
  • Straws.


  1. Mix the root beer with the cake mix and mix well.
  2. Bake as per instructions on mix cake box.
  3. After the cupcakes have cooked and cooled, whip up the frosting and frost using a ziploc bag with the corner cut out.
  4. Top with a root beer candy.
  5. Snip the straws in half and add to the cupcakes.

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