Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Mountain Dew

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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 orange/lemon extract . Mix to combine. Separate batter into  two portions. Add yellow food coloring 2 drops with 1 green to the first batter. Add 3 green drops and 1 yellow to the second batter. 6. Scoop into cupcake papers, alternating batters until about two-thirds full. 7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Mountain Dew Butter-cream

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) room temperature
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 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 teaspoon lemon extract
  • neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you don’t have green)

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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2 thoughts on “Mountain Dew Cupcakes

  1. This is a fun recipe! I am going to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, personally not so much for football, but instead to celebrate my nephew’s 22nd birthday. He loves Mountain Dew…I will just have to make these and take them! Good timing! Debra

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