Root Beer Cupcakes

We cut our cable.

But Arbine, why? You’re a TV junkie.

Well, in a effort to save a little bit of money, we decided it would be better to just watch some of our favorite shows online (sometimes a day late but that’s okay). We also subscribed to Netflix.

This is where I need your help. What should we be watching on Netflix Instant Watch? So far we’ve added shows like Orange is the New Black, Psych, and Supernatural (I want to watch it from the beginning again) to our list. If you’ve got any show or movie suggestions, please let me know in the comments below.

As a “Thank You In Advance” for all the awesome recommendations I know you’re going to give me, I made you cupcakes. Have them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Totally tastes like a root beer float.

And who doesn’t love a root beer float?

If you don’t, what are you even doing here?

Just kidding.

I love you.*

Root Beer Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes


  • Cupcakes
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut oil, melted (can substitute unsalted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup root beer (I used Mug)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste


    For cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together sugar and coconut oil until thoroughly combined. Add eggs, root beer, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to wet mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Fill paper lined muffin tins 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  7. For frosting:
  8. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth.
  9. Slowly add confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
  10. Add milk and vanilla and beat until combined.

*And to the geeks who reply “I know”, well, I love you the most. 

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