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Root Beer Float Cupcakes are a fun & tasty spin on traditional Root Beer Floats! The flavor and festive touches make them perfect for summer entertaining.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 TBSP root beer extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 TBSP root beer extract
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP root beer


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Mix together cake mix with the root beer, extract, oil and eggs until well combined. Spoon batter into each paper liner, filling them about 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat together all ingredients using an electric mixer until smooth. Pipe onto cupcakes. Top with a cherry and garnish with a straw, if desired.