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 :)
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.
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.