June 17, 2013

Cold Frosty One

National Stewart's Root Beer Day!

Pour yourself a cold frosty one. Or, make CUPCAKES!  As I sip a Stewart's Root Beer while typing up this post, my kitchen smells of root beer. mmmm, a wonderful smell if you like root beer, which I do. 

To celebrate Stewart's Root Beer Day I made root beer cupcakes. Well of course I did :) 

Root beer-cupcakes

I used two different recipes. For the cake I used Recipe Snobs. The cake has a mild root beer taste. The frosting for their recipe called for ice cream, which sounded fabulous. However, since I'm taking these to work on a 30 minute train commute, I didn't think ice cream frosting would be such a good idea. I'd have no frosting by the time I arrived at work.  

Root beer-cupcakes

 For the frosting I used the recipe from Bakingdom. Although her frosting stayed white and mine turned root beer coloured. Perhaps it's because I added an extra 1/4 tsp root beer extract. This gave the frosting a root beer KICK!  By the way, root beer extract is VERY hard to find.  I finally tracked some down at Winco. 

Root beer-cupcakes

Now go pour yourself a frosty cold one to celebrate the day. 


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    1. Yeah! Thank you so much for leaving a comment. These cupcakes are so tasty my husband wouldn't let me take them all to work :)

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  2. Your search for the root beer concentrate spurred me to use mine to make root beer ice cream! So tasty and I even made a root beer float with it; more root beer flavor is better.

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    1. YUM! I need to make that next. Now that I have the concentrate. More root beer flavor is always better :)

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    1. Stacy, they were so good one of my co-workers had 3 of them in one day. Then she came down the next day and had 2 more :)

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