Who doesn’t love a root beer float? We have an A&W here in town, and every once in a while my next doors neighbors will call to ask me to join them for a run to A&W for root beer floats.
Root Beer Float Cupcakes from www.foodsnots.com/2011/05
It’s a hot summer day. In the 90’s. Not a good thing for me. I love the cold and I melt in the heat (think the wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz – I’m melting…). Nothing sounds better right now than a root beer float.
I had started making the batter when I had a major issue. You see, the directions are in paragraph form. I hadn’t read the directions, just looked at the ingredients list before I went to the grocery store.
So… when I got to the section in the recipe about the vanilla extract and root beer I was very confused. Say what? Vanilla extract and root beer were not listed in the ingredients. I went to the blog to double-check. Lo and behold! The ingredients were now listed. I guess that’s what happens when you print the recipe when its first posted.
So off to the store I went, mid-baking, to buy the root beer.
The cupcake is a light, fluffy and moist cake. It is not sweet like drinking a glass of root beer. A bit of a surprise to me. All in all this is a very delicious cupcake.
Then I went on to make the Float Frosting. It’s make with vanilla ice cream. You have to have the ice cream to go with the root beer or it wouldn’t be a root beer float.
Unfortunately, I had another problem. I had no sooner piped the frosting, pulled a cupcake to take a photo and I noticed the frosting melting on all the cupcakes. So off to the frig they went before there was nothing left. I guess I’ll refrigerate the frosting next time before piping.
cupcakelab rating: the good