Let’s talk about caffeine infused chocolate cupcakes. A family friend of ours had a birthday, and I wanted to do something special and unique to her so of course, I went to Pinterest. I found a recipe for Dr. Pepper cupcakes, and it went horribly wrong, everything was dry, so so dry. What did I do you ask, well I improvised and came up with a desert friendly version.
1 Box of Moist Cake Mix – I used chocolate, but I’m sure you could use Vanilla
1 1/2 cups of Dr. Pepper
Mix, Pour and Cook 13 minutes at 375 degrees.
For the Frosting
I like cherry Dr. Pepper, so I made my frosting cherry flavored, but it worked both ways :)
1/4 Cup of Butter
4 Cups of Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp of Dr. Pepper
1 Tsp of Vanilla
2 Tsp of Maraschino cherry juice
When the cupcakes came out, I poked holes with a toothpick and drizzled the frosting so it would seep in. Then when it was a little cooler, but still warm I put another dollop of frosting and rolled it around. I also carved a tiny hole in the top for the cherry!
Let me know if you try these, they are divine!!!
p.s. the holder are made from the can’s of Dr. Pepper. Carefully cut out the bottom of the can and fold the edges in. I also cut out the logo and taped it over the UPC code.