Monday, February 1, 2010

For the Dew in You

While on, I came upon this awesome idea. Now I've heard of 7-up potatoes=REALLY over rated..... but have you  ever heard of this site? It's really fun. Just punch in a subject, click search, and BAM. All these weird sites. And thus this really crazy recipee for Dew Cupcakes.
I suck at making cupcakes. I guess I'm such a perfectionist that I won't make them because my frosting oozes over and they look aweful. That's why no one eats them.
I gave up sugar but if I hadn't, I'd have made them and eaten them. Already.

Mountain Dew Cupcakes

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

3/4 cup Mountain Dew

1/4 cup of lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)

zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds.

2. Add sugar and lemon, lime zest. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs one at a time, Scrape sides of bowl in between additions

4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Turn on low for 5 seconds.

5. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon/lime juice, and lemon extract . Mix to combine.

5. Scoop into cupcake papers about two-thirds full.

6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Mountain Dew Buttercream

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

4-5 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons Mountain Dew

Juices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime.

Lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. Or zest from half of 1 lemon and 1 whole lime)

1 teaspoon lemon extract

neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you dont have green)

1. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl or onto parchment

2. Beat butter at medium-high speed until creamy

3. Add half of the sugar, turn mixer on low for 5 seconds.

4. Add the Mountain Dew, zest, and lemon extract . Beat until combined.

5. Add food coloring to the desired color.

6. Gradually add remaining sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you

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