Thursday, November 12, 2009

Root Beer Float Cupcake

Mmm....root beer floats. Whenever summer rolls around you can bet your sweet bippy that I'm thinking about root beer floats.

This past summer I started thinking about trying to recreate that taste in cupcake form. I poked around online looking for a recipe, but the ones I found called for root beer extract. I didn't have any of that handy and I certainly couldn't find it at my local grocery store.

Then, I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful gift certificate to the online shop, Bake It Pretty for my birthday. And whaddaya know? They sell root beer extract!

Last Saturday my schedule had some free time so I got out my extract and started baking!

The recipe I used called for both root beer and the extract. The extract I had was for candy flavoring- a little goes a long way with the candy extract. Instead of using the full two teaspons of extract I used a few drops.

While making the SMBC, I also added a few drops of the extract.

These cupcakes are super moist and while they may not taste exactly like root beer floats, they certainly get the idea across.


Brewfus said...

They taste just like summer evenings at my grandparents' cottage! Yummy....

Bead Up said...

omg that's so stinkin' cute!

btw thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Danger Kitten said...

OMG! I LOVE the little straw in the top. What a clever decoration. Also, the idea of a root beer float cupcake is just so wonderful!