Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Rootbeer Float Cupcakes

I thought all of us root beer enthusiasts could appreciate this recipe. If any of you make it please let us know how it goes.

RootBeer Float Cupcakes

-1 Cup Rootbeer Soda
-1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
-3/4 Cup Sugar
-1/3 Cup Canola Oil
-1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
-2 Teaspoons Rootbeer Extract
-1 1/3 Cups Flour
-3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
-1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
-Pinch of Salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a dozen cupcake tins with papers.
Combine the soda and vinegar and let stand for a few minutes. Add in the sugar and oil, whisking vigorously until slightly frothy. Integrate your extracts, and gently introduce the flour, along with the baking powder / soda, and salt, being careful not to over mix. Distributing the batter evenly between the prepared tins, fill cupcake liners approximately 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake for about 18 - 22 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before proceeding to the ganache.

-5 Oz. Dark Chocolate
-1/4 Cup Soymilk
-1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Combine the above in a microwave-safe container and nuke for about a minute. Stir thoroughly even if it doesn’t look completely melted - It should come together after a bit of agitation, but if the chocolate still isn’t entirely smooth, return to the microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time, watching carefully to ensure that it doesn’t burn. Drizzle ganache in squiggles over the tops of the cupcakes. [You’ll probably have plenty of left over ganache, but is that a particularly bad thing?] Allow ganache squiggles to fully cool and dry before preparing the frosting.

-1 Cup Vegetable Shortening

-3 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar

-2 Tablespoons Vanilla Soymilk

-2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Throw room temperature shortening into your mixer, and beat thoroughly until creamed. Add in sugar and start on a low speed so as not to spray powder everywhere. Incorporate soymilk and extract, and combine thoroughly. Apply to cupcakes as desired.

recipe and photos obtained from BitterSweet


Anonymous said...

I am in love with this website. Reviews of my absolute favorite drink, a ROOT BEER CUPCAKE RECIPE - AND it's already vegan-ized. This is making me very happy.

Annette DeYoung said...

I made these cupcakes tonight and I got to tell you...they were pretty darn good. The cake was very moist and had a subtle root-beer flavor.The chocolate added just the right flavor under the frosting...I say put it in a mug and shove a straw in it...I loved it!

The Cupcakery said...

I made a version of these cupcakes and they were deliciously moist! I made a different frosting with a definite root beer kick; everyone loved it!

This is a link to my website

Thank you Rootbeer Brothers and BitterSweet for the inspiration!

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