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.