Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yahoo! Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew Cupcakes with Mountain Dew Buttercream That Is...

Mountain Dew is one of my very favorite sodas.  There is nothing better on a hot summer day than an ice cold can of Mountain Dew soda.  Many of my friends in the theater world also love Mountain Dew. When I came across a recipe for Mountain Dew Cupcakes, I knew I had to make them.  These cupcakes are moist, citrus-y and delicious.  And the recipe couldn't be easier!

Mountain Dew Cupcakes
Oven at 350 degrees
Makes 24 cupcakes

Mountain Dew Cupcakes:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 box of instant lemon pudding
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups of mountain dew
1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Mix cake mix, pudding and eggs well.
  • Add oil to the batter and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in Mountain Dew and mix for another minute.
  • Add to cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 13-17 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean)
  • Allow time to cool before frosting.
Mountain Dew Buttercream:
4 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 sticks of salted butter (room temperature)
1/8 cup (approximately) of Mountain Dew
1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Beat your butter till light and fluffy (approximately 5 minutes), slowly add in confectioners sugar and your lemon juice & Mountain Dew.
  • Add all the sugar and check for thickness of the frosting. If it is too thick add a teaspoon at a time of Mountain Dew till you reach the correct consistency to pipe or frost your cupcakes.
Enjoy with a tall glass of ice cold Mountain Dew!

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  1. This is a great way to impart some of that wonderful lemon/lime flavor! You see a lot of recipes using coke, but hardly any using this soda. Pretty cool that it is in the frosting as well. They look amazing!

  2. I have a co-worker who needs to see this recipe since they love Mt. Dew too. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I hope you gave credit to the original creator of this!

  4. This recipe was found on

  5. All these recipes and not one orange! Apparently no one has read the ingredients on a can of Mountain Dew. Main citrus is concentrated orange juice!!!