My sister inlaw is a Mountain Dew fanatic and is expecting her fourth child now. So, I wanted to do something special for her. I decided what better than Mountain Dew cupcakes that she had been asking me to make for about four months now. What?Don’t judge I have been busy . She originally saw the recipe on allthigscupcake.com. I made some changes as the original didn’t have any orange flavoring so, I definately had to correct that. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did. I ate 3 and am not even the pregnant one. Sorry I don’t have a picture, they didn’t last long enough to take one.
Amount Ingredient 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 3/4 cup Mountain Dew 1 lemon juice and zest 1 lime juice and zest 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract 1 tablespoon orange extract 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Icing 2 cup (4 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter 2 can sweetened condensed milk 1 lemon juice and zest 1 lime juice and zest 2 teaspoon orange extract 1 teaspoon (until desired consistency) Mountain Dew
Preheat oven to 325. Line cupcake pan with liners. Mix by hand in a medium bowl the flour, baking powder, and salt. Don’t add sugar yet. It will be added with the wet ingredients in just a moment. With a stand mixer and whisk attachment, whisk butter on medium until smooth and creamy. Add sugar, lemon and lime zest and juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and scrape the bowl between each egg. Now slowly add the dry ingredients in to the mixing bowl on low speed for about a minute until well incorporated. Add the Mountain Dew, orange extract, and lemon extract and mix until well combined. Scoop in to your lined cupcake pan until 3/4 full. Bake at 325 for about 18-22 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
For icing add 2 cups of butter in bowl for stand mixer with whisk attachment. Whisk on medium until creamy. Add 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk and whisk on medium to high speed until stiff consistency. It will take a while to thicken up but it will happen. Add juice and zest from one lemon and one lime. Add 2 teaspoon of orange extract and mix well Now add your Mountain Dew one teaspoon at a time until it is your desired consistency.
Wait for cupcakes to cool then frost and ENJOY!
Makes 24 cupcakes.