I'm still working on getting over my illness from the past week, then yesterday I nearly cut off the end of my pointer finger on my right hand.
As such I'm still a bit out of it and have no use of my most used finger.
So sorry for lateness again and if there are any typing errors.
I'm going to tattle on my husband a bit.
Shhh, don't tell!
Before my husband and I started dating, were just barely friends at this time, I had an opportunity to look in his fridge.
The entire contents of his fridge were, multiple bottles of A&W soda...
In his freezer were carton after carton of partially eaten containers of ice cream.
That was it.
Yeah, he had some interesting food habits before we got together! lol (don't get me started)
So suffice to say, if it involves A&W root beer or ice cream, the hubby is happy!
So when I came across a mention of root beer cupcakes I figured I could do something really big and awesome with the idea.
Since I'm a semi-homemade kind of girl I started with a yellow cake batter.
I made the cake mix as described but where it called for water I used the same amount of A&W root beer. I also used a few drops of root beer flavoring for candies. I often find these little bottles of flavorings at Wal-Mart. Try looking in the craft area if not found in the food aisles.
Next I made a vanilla cream filling. I followed a recipe I found but I have no idea what the creator was thinking, it was way off and I had to edit it a lot. So I'm going to tell you as best as I can remember what I did to make the recipe, forgive me if I'm slightly off and tweak your own to get the right consistency.
Approx. 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla extract (to taste)
possibly some powdered sugar for individual preference.
First heat the milk well, microwave will work. Then thoroughly stir in the flour and set aside.
Blend the warmed butter and sugar till well mixed.
Next add the milk mixture to the butter mixture and add the vanilla and beat thoroughly.
To fill the cupcakes, wait till they cool after baking and using a sharp knife, cut a cone from the center of the cupcake. Cut the top of the cupcake off the cone. Fill the well then place the top back on top of the cupcake.
Since the filling is fairly sweet I wanting something not too sweet for the topping. Hubby also happens to love cool whip.
I added the root beer flavor to some cool whip and mixed. I think I added 7 or 8 drops for about one and a half cups of cool whip but add as much as you like for best taste.
I then piped the cool whip on top of the cupcake and added a cherry to top it off. Alternatively, if you have root beer candies you could crush them up and add them on top of your cool whip.
As for verdict. Hubby loves them! I poured him a glass of A&W to drink with the cupcake. He ate the cupcake then took a drink and said the drink actually tasted a bit weak after the cupcakes!