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Cherry Dr Pepper Cupcake Recipe

Dr Pepper Fans Will Love These Soda-Filled Cupcakes

If you've never had a soda cake before, you're missing out. Adding a little Dr Pepper to the batter creates fluffy, light, and delicately sweet treats. The hint of cherry and soda gummies take this recipe to a whole other level. You need to make this ASAP!

For more sweet cupcakes, check out our surprise-inside Lucky Charms cupcakes.

Dr Pepper Cupcakes

Dr Pepper Cupcakes

Dr Pepper Cupcakes

Ingredients

  1. For cupcakes:
  2. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 (12-ounce) bottle Dr Pepper Made With Cane Sugar
  8. 1 cup unsalted butter
  9. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 2 large eggs
  11. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. For icing:
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 5 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 cup cream cheese
  5. 5 tablespoons Dr Pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  1. Garnishes:
  2. Maraschino cherries
  3. Dr Pepper gummy candies

Directions

  1. To make cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cupcake tin with wrappers.
  2. Into a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add Dr Pepper, butter, and cocoa powder. Cook for a couple minutes until a boil starts to form. Pour into flour mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla until blended. Add to batter and mix. Pour into cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. To make icing: Into a medium-size bowl, whip butter until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar, followed by cream cheese. Then slowly beat in Dr Pepper and cherry juice.
  6. To assemble: Frost cupcakes and garnish with Dr Pepper or cola gummy, maraschino cherry, and a small straw.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kyle Hartman
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