Root Beer Float Cupcakes Recipe

(Last Updated On: September 1, 2020)

Root beer flavored cupcakes topped with sweetened whipped cream.

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One of my favorite summer flavors is the classic root beer float.

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Growing up we loved drinking them on porch after dinner. It’s amazing how two simple ingredients root beer and ice cream combine to make something extraordinary. I think that holds true with these cupcakes as well.

Root Beer Float Cupcakes Recipe


Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Moist rootbeer flavored cupcakes topped with whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Root Beer Cupcakes, Root Beer Float cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 158kcal
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  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/2 C Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C Sour cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp Root Beer Extract

For the Whipped Cream


For the cupcake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers. Fill each around 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 3-5 minutes. Then cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Icing

  • Chill a medium mixing bowl and mixer beaters.
    **No Mixer?**
  • No problem! All you need is a chilled whisk and some elbow grease (aka muscles).
  • Combine all icing ingredients. Mix until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread or pipe onto your cupcakes. Top with a maraschino cherry if desired.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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