Have you ever made a cupcake with Cherry Coke or Orange Crush? How about a Rootbeer cupcake or one made with bacon or eggnog? These amazing cupcake recipes are made with unusual ingredients but they’re all absolute winners. Some of these cupcakes are fun and playful, and some are downright sinful, but no-matter what your tastes are, you’re bound to find a new cupcake or two here to love.
Before we get started, I want to thank my friend Kerrie Mendoza from Family Food and Travel because she is the brilliant baker behind all of these cupcakes. For a while now, I’ve been stalking Kerrie’s blog for her amazing cupcake recipes, and every time she comes up with a new one, I do a little happy dance.
I’ve been dying to share my favourites with you for ages, and today, with Kerrie’s permission, I’ve put together this little round-up for you. Yay!
Thanks, Kerrie, for allowing me to share your awesome, unusual cupcake creations!
5 Amazing Cupcake Recipes that will have you Swooning:
Cherry Coke Cupcakes!
Oh yum! Chocolate, cherries and Coke! Could there be a better combination? The flavour of Cherry Cola takes me right back to my teenage years, so I think these Cherry Coke Cupcakes would be perfect at a party for teens or tweens. Not only are there coke and cherry flavours in the cupcakes, both are in the frosting as well! Just look at that frosting! Mmm!
Orange Crush Cupcakes!
When I saw Kerrie’s amazing Orange Crush Cupcakes, I wanted to squeal for joy. Orange Crush was my favourite soft drink when I was a kid. Remember how good it tasted? …so tangy and fizzy and bubbly? Just imagine that flavour in a cupcake. Not only in the cupcake, but in the frosting too! Oh my!!
Root Beer Cupcakes!
Got a Root Beer fan in the house? They’ll LOVE these Root Beer cupcakes! There’s Root Beer in the batter, Root Beer in the frosting, and there’s even a Root Beer glaze to drizzle over-top. My husband and my boys adore Root Beer, so I can see these cupcakes making a regular appearance at our family birthday parties.
Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes!
We’re taking it up a notch and entering adult cupcake territory here folks. These chocolate bacon cupcakes combine two of the best flavours on the planet: chocolate and bacon! Can you even imagine sinking your teeth into one of these babies? I’m putting these decadent sweet and salty cupcakes on the must-make list for my next ladies’ night!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Eggnog ButterCream Frosting:
I can only imagine how delicious this flavour combination is! A rich and moist, homemade chocolate cupcake topped with a buttercream-eggnog frosting! What a decadent treat to serve for holiday entertaining and Christmas birthday parties!
And there you have it! 5 Awesome cupcake recipes that will take your cupcake making (and eating!) to a whole new level!
I wonder what creative cupcake recipe Kerrie will think of next? For what it’s worth, I’m casting a vote for Cream Soda!
Looking for more amazing recipes? Check out our:
Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – the way you bake and cool it sounds crazy, but that’s why it’s the best banana cake ever!
Crazy-Good Carrot Cake – Hands down, the moistest, most delicious carrot cake you’ll ever taste.
French Vanilla Brownie Cupcakes – a baking accident with a delicious happy ending!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.