Thursday, November 12, 2009
Root Beer Float Cupcake
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.