Easy Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes are a great way to celebrate summer! Featuring root beer flavored cake and root beer buttercream frosting and you can add a straw for the finishing touch!


Root Beer Float Cupcakes

I love summer and some flavors scream summer to me and root beer is one of them!! Yes, they do taste like Root Beer! My husband couldnā€™t STOP eating them.

Root Beer Float Cupcakes


3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
21/2 cups cake flour
21/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
11/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon root beer extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
11/4 cups root beer


  • Set out your eggs on the counter, so they can get to room temperature for 30 minutes. Line cupcake tin with liners.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine butter and sugar until fluffy. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add root beer extract and vanilla.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and root beer to the butter mixture, mix on low speed after each addition until combined.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Press on the cupcake and if it bounces back it’s done
  • Let them cool completely before adding the frosting


Root Beer Float Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
11/2 teaspoon Root Beer extract
4 cups Powder Sugar
Combine all ingredients and make sure to scrape the sides to incorporate the ingredients.
I took Root Beer Barrel candy and crushed them in my blender for the garnish.

6 thoughts on “Easy Root Beer Float Cupcakes”

  1. Two of my favorite treats combined into one! This is such a fantastic recipe. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.