DrPepper1I love creating delicious recipes for my family! While my kids like soda, it isn’t something they are often indulged with. I came up with a recipe that gives them a taste of their favorite soda in the form of a cupcake!  These sweet treats are easy to make and contain a flavor that is perfect for summer gatherings or fall festivities!  I know the directions might seem a little long, but this recipe creates a moist cupcake that tastes so much better than anything from a box mix could! These are worth ever step. After you try one bite of Dr Pepper® Cupcakes I know that you will agree!

Cupcake Ingredients:

1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 egg whites
2 eggs, room temp
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
1/2 C buttermilk
2 TBSP Dr Pepper® soda
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
-Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
-Add sugar, vanilla, and Dr Pepper® to the butter …. beating until well combined.
-Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
-Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter  mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together.
-Add 1/3 C  flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding   1/3  C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C  buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until  thoroughly blended.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cupcake comes out
clean.
-Allow to cool in the cupcake tine for 10 minutes.
-Remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tin and completely cool on a wire rack.

Frosting: 

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
2 TBSP Dr, Pepper
Burgundy gel food coloring

Frosting Directions: 

-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add 1 TBSP of the heavy whipping cream.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
-Add Dr Pepper® soda…. mix well.
-If not add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.
-Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
-Add several drops of burgundy gel food coloring..mix well.
-Scoop the burgundy frosting into a pastry bag with a 13 inch round frosting tip…. twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip….
-Frost cupcakes from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.
-Add garnish of your choice….

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Have you ever made cupcakes with soda? What combination did you bake?

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