Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

Tracking PixelHow delicious does this Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe look?  Yummy! It’s definitely a special treat for those warm summer does when you’re craving a rootbeer float!

Rootberry Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes



  • 3/4 cup softened Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Root Beer Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Root Beer


  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Root Beer
  • 1 tsp Root Beer Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


Line muffin pans with paper liners.  Preheat oven to 350.  Stir together flour, salt and baking powder.
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Mix in eggs, root beer extract and vanilla.  Gradually add in flour and root beer until just combined.  Fill each cup about 2/3 full.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.  Whip butter, root beer extract and vanilla for frosting until fluffy.  Gradually add powdered sugar.  Add root beer until you reach desired consistency.  Transfer to piping bag and frost each cupcake.  Top with a cherry and cut straw (optional).

Rootbeer float cupcakes ingredients





15 thoughts on “Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

    1. i was wondering the same thing but I just put them in the oven and with a #10 scoop got 12 large cupcakes. That usually equates to about 24 standard size cupcakes. The batter was tasted amazing so I can't wait to try the whole thing!!
  1. These sounds perfect! I'm going to try them tomorrow for our small group. Should the root beer be flat or is added right after opening? Thanks!!!
  2. Hey, I tried these today... Next time I make them I will add some more rootbeer extract to the cupcake, the flavor wasn't really there... The Icing was delicious however I have one question about the ICING.. How did you get your Icing so light??? I used the same rootbeer extract you showed on the photo (we have 2 different brands at home right now), but i think this is what made my Icing extremely dark compared to yours. Mine was the way I piped it on the cupcake more like dog poo!
  3. There is a difference between root beer extract and root beer concentrate. I find that root beer extract tastes more like the "real thing." It can be purchased at any store that sells home brewing and wine making supplies. Here is a link: By the way, this recipe is great! Thanks!!
    1. thanks. I knew there was a difference and was a tad disappointed when I realized I had extract. The subtle flavor maxe my co-workers think.
  4. I have been looking forward to making these for weeks and finally had time tonight. I added a little extra Root Beer flavoring to the frosting because it didn't have enough flavor. They turned out great and were a big hit!
  5. have you used this same recipe (ot is such a great basic recipe) using different flavors? I was think orange soda and extract.

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