Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guest Post- Tampa Cake Girl Root Beer Cupcakes

Hi!  I am Cydnee, owner and proprietor of Tampa Cake Girl.  I bake cakes, pies, cupcakes and appetizers and deliver all over Tampa and surrounding cities. I started my food blog December 2013.  You will find not just desserts, but all kinds of recipes on my page. I am honored to help my sweet friend Cindy out while she enjoys some family time.

Root beer infused cupcakes and frosting will surely make you long for a frosty Root Beer Float.

Root Beer Cupcakes
Tampa Cake Girl

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup root beer (not diet)
1 Tablespoon root beer concentrate*
Root beer barrels, optional for toppers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake tins with cupcake liners.

In a small bowl, mix together all dry ingredients except sugar and set aside. Mix together sugar, oil, eggs, and root beer concentrate. Add flour mixture alternating with root beer. Mix well until incorporated.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until done. Let set in cupcake tin for 10 minutes, remove from pans and let cool completely.

Creamy Root Beer Foamy Frosting
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
3 Tablespoons of root beer concentrate
2 pounds of powdered sugar

Blend shortening and cream cheese together. Add root beer concentrate, blend. Slowly add powdered sugar. Whip until combined. Pipe on cupcakes. Add root beer barrel if desired for cupcake toppers.

*Root Beer concentrate can be found at Walmart in the spices/extract isle.

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