mountain dew cupcakes

a recipe by
Melanie Ross
Rumford, ME

Bake at 350.

serves 24
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mountain dew cupcakes

  • MOUNTAIN DEW CUPCAKES:
  • 1 c
    butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4 lg
    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)

How To Make mountain dew cupcakes

  • 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.
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