Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yahoo! Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew Cupcakes with Mountain Dew Buttercream That Is...

Mountain Dew is one of my very favorite sodas.  There is nothing better on a hot summer day than an ice cold can of Mountain Dew soda.  Many of my friends in the theater world also love Mountain Dew. When I came across a recipe for Mountain Dew Cupcakes, I knew I had to make them.  These cupcakes are moist, citrus-y and delicious.  And the recipe couldn't be easier!

Mountain Dew Cupcakes
Oven at 350 degrees
Makes 24 cupcakes

Mountain Dew Cupcakes:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 box of instant lemon pudding
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups of mountain dew
1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Mix cake mix, pudding and eggs well.
  • Add oil to the batter and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in Mountain Dew and mix for another minute.
  • Add to cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 13-17 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean)
  • Allow time to cool before frosting.
Mountain Dew Buttercream:
4 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 sticks of salted butter (room temperature)
1/8 cup (approximately) of Mountain Dew
1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Beat your butter till light and fluffy (approximately 5 minutes), slowly add in confectioners sugar and your lemon juice & Mountain Dew.
  • Add all the sugar and check for thickness of the frosting. If it is too thick add a teaspoon at a time of Mountain Dew till you reach the correct consistency to pipe or frost your cupcakes.
Enjoy with a tall glass of ice cold Mountain Dew!

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