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Dr Pepper Fans Will Love These Soda-Filled Cupcakes

If you've never had a soda cake before, you're missing out. Adding a little Dr Pepper to the batter creates fluffy, light, and delicately sweet treats. The hint of cherry and soda gummies take this recipe to a whole other level. You need to make this ASAP! For more sweet cupcakes, check out our surprise-inside Lucky Charms cupcakes. Dr Pepper Cupcakes From Brandi Milloy, POPSUGAR Food IngredientsFor cupcakes: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (12-ounce) bottle Dr Pepper Made With Cane Sugar 1 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For icing: 1/2 cup butter 5 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup cream cheese 5 tablespoons Dr Pepper 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice Garnishes: Maraschino cherries Dr Pepper gummy candies Directions To make cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cupcake tin with wrappers. Into a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add Dr Pepper, butter, and cocoa powder. Cook for a couple minutes until a boil starts to form. Pour into flour mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla until blended. Add to batter and mix. Pour into cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. To make icing: Into a medium-size bowl, whip butter until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar, followed by cream cheese. Then slowly beat in Dr Pepper and cherry juice. To assemble: Frost cupcakes and garnish with Dr Pepper or cola gummy, maraschino cherry, and a small straw. Information Category Desserts, Cupcakes Yield Makes: 24 cupcakes Cook Time 35 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe

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