Root beer Float Cupcakes!

For those who don’t know…. a root beer float is a mix of root beer with scoops of vanilla ice cream served in a glass with a straw! (root beer has no alcohol, it’s not like real beer). This genius recipe turns your cupcakes into a root beer float!

 As you can see, you scoop out some of the middle of your cupcake and add ice cream and a touch of root beer inside for taste and then cover it up with whip cream just like a real float! 

 But make sure you prepare and eat this ASAP cuz it doesn’t hold up for long!




  • 2 cups root beer (I used Boylan because it was easy to find and made with cane sugar)
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pint of vanilla ice cream (you’ll have leftover; you’re welcome)
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

Recipe continues here!

Need more help? contact me @thecakebar I love to help!

If someone loved me, they would make these for me.  Nah, they’d just critique my bad use of manipulation.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.