Mountain Dew Cupcake With Mountain Dew Buttercream Frosting by Mary-Grace Hamilton - Musely
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Mountain Dew Cupcake With Mountain Dew Buttercream Frosting

posted in Food & Drink > Recipes
  • Ingredients: 


    - 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

    - 2 cups sugar

    - 4 large eggs

    - 3/4 cup Mountain Dew

    - 1/4 cup of lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)
zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)

    - 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

    - 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

    - 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    - 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Directions: 


    1. Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds

2. Add sugar and lemon, lime zest. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy

3. Add eggs one at a time, Scrape sides of bowl in between additions

4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Turn on low for 5 seconds

5. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon/lime juice, and lemon extract . Mix to combine

6. Scoop into cupcake papers about two-thirds full

7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean

  • Mountain Dew Buttercream: 


    - 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

    - 4-5 cups powdered sugar

    - 2 tablespoons Mountain Dew

    - Juices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime

    - Lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. Or zest from half of 1 lemon and 1 whole lime)

    - 1 teaspoon lemon extract

    - neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you dont have green)

  • Directions: 


    - Sift powdered sugar into a bowl or onto parchment

    - Beat butter at medium-high speed until creamy

    - Add half of the sugar, turn mixer on low for 5 seconds

    - Add the Mountain Dew, zest, and lemon extract . Beat until combined.

    - Add food coloring to the desired color

    - Gradually add remaining sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.

  • Enjoy! 


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