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Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Today I felt like baking, I am not really a big sweets baker. I don't have the patience to frost and decorate. But today was different. I have been eyeing this recipe for a few months now. Just for the sheer fact that it has my favorite soda in them. So we gave them a whirl. They have a lite Mtn Dew flavor, and a nice citrus flavor.

Mtn Dew Cupcakes

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Mountain Dew
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 4 - 5 cups powder sugar, or as desired
  • 5 Tablespoons Mountain Dew
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • pinch of salt
  • neon green food coloring, as desired

Cooking Directions

  1. *Cake- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In stand mixer beat butter until fluffy. Add in sugar, orange zest until combine and fluffy. Add in eggs on at a time scrapping the sides of the bowl after each one. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in stages to the butter mixture. Beat on low until combined, add in mountain dew and stir again until combined.
  2. Pour evenly about 2/3rds of the way up in a paper lined muffin tin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and tooth pick comes out clean. Remove for pan and allow to completely cool on wire rack before frosting.
  3. Frosting- Beat butter on medium until light and fluffy. Add in half the sugar and beat until smooth and combined. Mix in mountain dew, orange zest, salt, and food coloring. Add in sugar until desired thickness and sweetness is reached. Frost cupcakes and store in fridge.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Adapted from:  The Happy Little Tomato

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Mama J said...

My son will LOVE these for his birthday!

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