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 couldn’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.

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