Root Beer Float Cupcakes: Reminiscent of days gone by when getting a root beer float on a Sunday evening was….well…..what you did.
These Root Beer Float Cupcakes are true to their name. There is no mistaking this for another flavor. They are DELICIOUS!!! I made these cupcakes for my Church’s Rodeo Fest and had many people comment on how good they were. This would be a fun cupcake to serve at a 50’s party, a soda shop theme party (just add a cut straw),rodeo theme party or a backyard barbecue! FUN!
Add a “kick” of fun and serve your guests an ice cold shot of root beer on top of their cupcake. I got the mini boot glasses from Oriental Trading and thought they added some fun to the cupcakes. Another option is to add a barrel shaped root beer flavored hard candy.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon root beer extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/4 cups root beer
- 24 root-beer-flavor hard candies
For Float Frosting:
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream, softened , divided
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
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