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Root Beer Float Cupcakes
flat-bottom ice cream cones
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups granulated sugar
cup root beer (measure liquid only—not foam)
Root beer candies, coarsely crushed, if desired
straws, if desired
Fluffy Root Beer Frosting
cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
cup cold root beer
teaspoon cream of tartar
Heat oven to 350°F. Stand ice cream cones in muffin pans. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add whole eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third a time, and 2/3 cup root beer, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
Divide batter evenly among ice cream cones, filling each with scant 1/4 cup batter.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cones from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In heavy 3-quart saucepan, mix all frosting ingredients except vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on high speed 1 minute, scraping pan constantly. Place over low heat. Beat on high speed about 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form; remove from heat. Add vanilla. Beat on high speed 2 minutes or until fluffy.
Frost cupcakes; decorate with root beer candies. Cut about 4 inches off bottom of each straw; discard. Poke 2 straws into each cupcake.
If you want to add a little color, top the frosted cupcakes with colored sprinkles.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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