Mountain Dew Cupcakes, thanks Novelstyle

These cupcakes all came about when I posted a link about Mountain Dew cupcakes on a friend’s Facebook page as her son loves Mountain Dew. One thing led to another and before I knew it my dear friend Ileana from NovelStyle showed up on my doorstep with a bottle of refreshing Mountain Dew. Her husband was in Germany at the time our Mountain Dew Facebook talk was going on and she managed to get him to bring back a few bottles of this thirst quenching summer drink. You see Mountain Dew is not available here in Austria and as a child I loved this fizzy lemony drink. So when Ileana handed me the bottle of Mountain Dew, I knew I had to live up to the challenge of baking Mountain Dew Cupcakes.

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Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Mountain Dew Cupcakes
 makes 12
 adapted from the Baking Robot

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick, 113 grams) unsalted butter, softened


1 cup sugar


zest from half of a lemon


zest from one lime


2 eggs


1-1/4 cup flour


1 tsp baking powder


1/8 tsp salt


1/2 cup Mountain Dew


3 tbsp lemon juice


2 tbsp lime juice


3/4 tsp orange extract

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add lemon and lime zest, then add eggs, one at a time.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large cup, stir together Mountain Dew, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange extract.

4. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter. Stir in the Mountain Dew liquid, and finish off with the rest of the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

5. Fill each baking cup 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cupcakes rest in pan for a few minutes before removing. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

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Mountain Dew Buttercream

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened


3 cups powdered sugar


2 tbsp Mountain Dew


1 tsp lemon juice


1 tsp lime juice


1/4 tsp orange extract


zest from half of a lemon


zest from one lime

light green food coloring

Method

1. Cream together butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar.

2. Add Mountain Dew, lemon juice, lime juice, orange extract, and zests.

3. Add remaining two cups of sugar (you can add more or less depending on your desired consistency). Stir in one or two drops of green food coloring, making sure the dye is fully incorporated before frosting.

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It’s funny how blogging can bring people together.

Late last year Ileana from NovelStyle was looking for cupcakes in Linz. You see Ileana had just moved to Linz from Argentina, she loves all things fashion and sweet treats. At the time, Linz had no cupcake bakery so she was on a mission to find cupcakes in Linz to satisfy her craving. She trawled the internet and soon enough she stumbled across little charmed me. NovelStyle has a fun sense of fashion just like her fun and cute sense of humour and I would recommend you check out her blog. After she received the Mountain Dew Cupcakes, she dedicated a cute fashion inspired post to the deliciously refreshing cupcakes I baked for her, check out the post here (I was told one died during production 😦 good luck to the floor).

photo 4-1Shortly after delivering her the cupcakes I received a text message, ‘The cupcakes are delicious!!! They are perfect for summer.’

I’m so glad you enjoyed them my dear friend, here’s to blogging friendships.

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