MOUNTAIN DEW CUPCAKES

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

Bake at 350.


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Rating:

Serves:

24

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MOUNTAIN DEW CUPCAKES:

1 c
butter (2 sticks)
2 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
3/4 c
mountain dew
1/4 c
lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)
zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)
1 1/2 tsp
lemon extract
2 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt

MOUNTAIN DEW BUTTERCREAM:

1 c
butter (2 sticks)
4-5 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
mountain dew
juices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime.
lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. or zest from half of 1 lemon and 1 whole lime)
1 tsp
lemon extract
neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you don't have green)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mountain Dew Cupcakes:

1. Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar and lemon, lime zest. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, Scrape sides of bowl in between additions
4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Turn on low for 5 seconds.
5. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon/lime juice, and lemon extract . Mix to combine.
5. Scoop into cupcake papers about two-thirds full.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
2
Mountain Dew Buttercream:

1. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl or onto parchment
2. Beat butter at medium-high speed until creamy
3. Add half of the sugar, turn mixer on low for 5 seconds.
4. Add the Mountain Dew, zest, and lemon extract . Beat until combined.
5. Add food coloring to the desired color.
6. Gradually add remaining sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy