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Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

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Get ready to have a new favorite cupcake recipe! This Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe is loaded with flavor while still being light and fluffy! If you want to make cupcakes taste like a rootbeer float, use this recipe! Be sure to check out the rest of my cupcake recipes!

These root beer float cupcakes are full of root beer flavoring! Everyone is going to love them – and crave even more. You might as well make a double batch.

All you need is some whipping cream and some vanilla ice cream and I promise that this dessert will have you loving every bite!

Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

Once you add root beer into the large bowl and mix it with the rest of the ingredients, the flavor just takes over from there! I’ve heard that you can use root beer extract to get that root beer flavor, but I want to add the soda!

Once I put the cupcakes on the rack to cool completely, my boys know that their jobs are coming up. They get to add the frosting and decorate the cupcakes which is something that they love to do!

Do I need to use cupcake liners?

If you don’t want the cupcakes to stick to the cupcake pan, you do! Why risk losing some of that cupcake goodness by leaving it stuck to the pan when you don’t have to?!

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Fudge Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a total breeze – join me! Once you stop stressing out about what you’re going to make for dinner, you can enjoy the cooking process that much more!

Main Dish: Comforting Winter Soups

Vegetable Side: Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Pink Mocktails

Best Soda Dessert Recipes:

Once you make this Root Beer Float Cupcake Recipe, it’s time to make more desserts and recipes that use soda! That bubbly combination creates the perfect flavor! Here are some of my favorite recipes that use soda.

I really love this Irish Soda Bread Recipe! So fluffy and tender!

You are going to love the flavor of this Sweet and Yummy Strawberry Soda Cupcake Recipe!

Everyone will love these Sunkist® New Potatoes Side Dish Recipe!

This Dr. Pepper Cupcakes Recipe is crazy good!

I love this Mt Dew Boxed Cake Mix Cupcake Recipe! So much flavor!

Check out these Over 30 Mocktail Recipes Perfect for Kid Parties!

This list of Delicious Pink Mocktails proves that you can make some really great drinks!

What can I use to top cupcakes besides frosting?

Literally, anything that you want! Sprinkling on some powdered sugar is always simple to do. You can also add maraschino cherries as well!

If you do add frosting, use a piping bag as it makes it so much easier to put on!

More Fudge Recipes:

Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

You're going to love these Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe It's the best of the best!


  • Dark chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 can root bee
  • Chocolate frosting
  • cupcake liners
  • 24 root beer barrel candies
  • Brown and white paper straws
  • 1M Wilton frosting tip


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cupcake liners to the pan.

Add the soda and cake mix into a bowl and beat on high for 2 minutes.

Fill the liners with batter 2/3 full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Let the cupcakes cool for 1 hour on a cooling rack.

Put the frosting tip in the frosting bag and add the frosting.

Pipe on the frosting.

Add a candy on top of each cupcake. Cut the straws in half and add them to the cupcake.

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