Root Beer Float Cupcakes

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This past week I hosted a fun Root Beer Float Party with my family and in celebration I decided to bake some root beer float cupcakes to go with our floats.

These cupcakes are simple and taste great! Plus they’re half the fat than if you made them from the box. Now that’s pretty awesome.

The whipped cream topping does start to melt pretty quickly so try to hold off on topping the cupcakes until just before serving.

Root Beer Float cupcakesRoot Beer Float Cupcakes

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons root beer extract
  • whipped cream
  • paper straws, cut into 3rds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pan with liners.

Mix together the cake mix, applesauce, egg whites, water, and root beer extract. Fill cupcake liners 2/3rds of the way and bake according the the box directions (about 18-22 minutes).

Let cool completely. Before serving, add whipping cream to the top of each cupcake and add a small paper straw.

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 What’s your favorite flavor of cupcake?

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  1. I love cupcakes period. My favorite is probably chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. These look delicious!

  2. They look yummy and I am all about cupcakes and cake of any kind right now! Being pregnant I give myself a reason to indulge (in small amounts!)

  3. Hmmm… my favorite flavor might be strawberry, carrot cake, cinnamon… root beer. I don’t know! So much goodness to be had in a cupcake!

  4. Aline Grigorian says

    My fave is red velvet. I think my husband might like these though since he’s a fan of root beer.

  5. I am so going to have to try this! I have never heard of rootbeer extract so I am excited to try something new! These look heavenly!

  6. I love using applesauce instead of other ingredients. These looks delicious!

  7. These are so fun!


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