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Soda Fountain Cupcakes: Cakes on a Plane

These soda fountain cupcakes are actually root beer cupcakes topped with cream soda frosting and a chocolate malt ball.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream soda frosting, root beer cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 354


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 C rootbeer soda
  • 1 t apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 t rootbeer extract
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Cream Soda Frosting* Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1.5 t cream soda extract


Cupcake Instructions

  • Combine the soda and vinegar and let stand for a few minutes.
  • Add in the sugar and oil, whisking vigorously until slightly frothy.
  • Integrate your extracts, and gently introduce the flour, along with the baking powder / soda, and salt, being careful not to over mix.
  • Fill cupcake liners approximately 3/4 of the way to the top.
  • Bake at 350 F for about 18 - 22 minutes.

Cream Soda Frosting Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese and butter.
  • Add powdered sugar until the consistency is right.
  • Add extract.


  • Top the whole thing with a chocolate malt ball just to complete the soda fountain experience.


*Cream soda extract isn't exactly a common household item. However, I was able to order some at a soda home brewing company, The Homemade Soda Company. This is also where I ordered my root beer extract from. The service there was fantastic! They shipped my stuff the same day and even called me to let me know they had found a cheaper shipping rate for me. I'd definitely recommend them, if you want to try making some cream soda frosting. I'd also highly recommend the frosting. It was a perfect match for the root beer cupcake.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg