Black Cow Cupcakes #SundaySupper

Black Cow Cupcakes

What can you say about Mom?

I was lucky enough to have my Mom around while I was growing up. She was my biggest fan. Like for many Mothers and daughters there were head-butting times, screaming matches and slamming doors.
There were also lots of hugs, long talks and healing cries together.
She taught me how to cook by “feel” and get your hands dirty.
That went for the garden too. She had the greenest thumb I ever saw! :)
One flavor my Mom loved was root beer. We always seemed to have root beer barrels or A-Treat root beer soda around.
I like root beer too. Once in a while a root beer float in the heat of summer is more than alright by me!
Skip the vanilla and scoop a big scoop of chocolate into mine. We call that a Black Cow.
Black Cow Cupcakes
Black Cow Cupcakes serve root beer and chocolate in one bite. I added a bit of root beer extract to the icing for an extra kick!

These turned out to be my guy’s new favorite cake. In fact, it sent him on a root beer fantasy where I put root beer in everything! Pie, fudge, ice cream and of course more cakes.
Black Cow Cupcakes
I have to agree that these moist, Black Cow Cupcakes definitely are in the cake making rotation. My Mom would have loved these cupcakes. Maybe these should grace the table every Mother’s Day!
Black Cow Cupcake

Black Cow Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 cupcake


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon root beer extract
  • frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon root beer extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  • Add flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, water, oil, egg and root beer extract.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mix. Beat for 3 minutes on medium speed. Adding air lightens the batter.
  • Divide into 12 cupcake liners.
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • While cake cools make frosting.
  • Whip all frosting ingredients together until light and fluffy.
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53 Responses to Black Cow Cupcakes #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    Rootbeer cupcakes – now that’s a real treat. Bookmarked to save to make them later.
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  7. Old Fat Guy says:

    What a different flavour combination for cup cakes!

    The Old Fat Guy

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  10. Tara says:

    Love the root beer flavoring in your cupcakes and the squiggly icing, YUM!!
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  17. Liz says:

    My daughter is the root beer fanatic in our family. I know she’d love these beautiful cupcakes!

  18. Oh my mom would have loved these. Root beer floats were such a soft spot for her. Many hot summer afternoons, we’d across the table from each other with a float between us :-)
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  19. I especially love that you didn’t skimp on the icing — my favorite part! These look wonderful!
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  21. Root beer flavored cupcakes sound like quite a treat! Pretty piping on the frosting.
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  22. Did you say root beer? Yes please. This looks amazing!
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  23. Hezzi-D says:

    I love chocolate and root beer! These cupcakes sound amazing. I like how you piped on the frosting…cute!
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  24. Oh, yes, please, Cindy! And thank you to the intro to root beer extract =)
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  25. My son in law loves root beer. I think I have a new birthday cake recipe now. Happy Mother’s Day.
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  26. What a fun flavor combination! You cupcakes look too pretty to eat.
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  28. Oh wow those look delish! What a wonderful way to honor Mom Cindy!

  29. I love the flavor profile and the look of the icing on those cupcakes. I would have loved to see them on my dessert plate for Mother’s Day!
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  30. These are too fun! I know quite a few people who would love them!
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  31. Root Beer floats bring back such good memories, and root beer in baked goods adds such a nice flavor. These sound so rich and delish, Cindy!
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  32. Shaina says:

    You frosted these cupcakes SO beautifully! That’s always the part I get stuck at. =(
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  33. Sue Lau says:

    I really do like the idea of the root beer in these!
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  34. I love root beer floats, but I’ve never tried them with chocolate ice cream before. How fun! Sounds like a yummy flavor combo for a cupcake.
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  36. Sarah says:

    What a great idea! Gotta try this
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  37. Rootbeer is my favorite soda, too! And a rootbeer float is an often craving of mine. I’ve never tried it with chocolate, but next time I will!
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