Monday, November 18, 2013

dr. pepper float cupcakes


Happy Monday, y'all! Last week, my dear friend Cara and her husband Josh welcomed their sweet baby girl into the world. Her name is Mary Kate (how cute is that?!) and I couldn't be happier she's here. She's my new BFF. She just doesn't realize it yet.

In honor of her birthday, I baked these cupcakes, which I think are totally perfect for her. Her mama and I first became friends during our time at Baylor, where one of the traditions is a "Dr. Pepper Hour" once a week where they serve free Dr. Pepper ice cream floats on campus (best tradition, right?). And while it'll be a while till she's attending those, there's no reason to miss out on the goodness in cupcake form. :)

Welcome to the world, MK! I love you to pieces already!

Dr. Pepper Float Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes

you'll need:
1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge)
1 1/4 cups Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with cupcake liners, or spray with cooking spray.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cake mix, Dr. Pepper. oil, and eggs. Beat for 30 seconds on low. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.

Fill each muffin tin cup 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make whipped cream, whisk cream and sugar together in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form. Top cupcakes with fresh whipped cream and serve immediately.

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33 comments:

  1. Congrats to your friend on her new baby girl! Such a sweet thing to make to honor the occasion. The cupcakes are so adorable. And yes, free Dr. Pepper floats has got to be the best tradition ever!

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    1. Thanks, Monica! Absolutely the best tradition! :)

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  2. What an amazing tradition - I want to have dr. pepper float happy hour! These cupcakes are so cute, what a great way to celebrate!

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    1. Haha, I agree - you could always have your own at home! ;) Thank you!

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  3. What a great tradition and what a sweet way to celebrate! My son is an AVID Dr. Pepper drinker, he would love these and I'm sure he'd choose to go to Baylor over any other university for that very reason. Looks delicious!!

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    1. Your son would definitely love Baylor then! There is a Dr. Pepper MUSEUM right by campus, haha. Thanks, Maria!

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  4. These dr. pepper float cupcakes are so adorable. Making Monday a much happier day. :) Congrats to your friends' baby. These cupcakes are definitely perfect for the celebration.

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    1. Cupcakes are bound to brighten up any day, right? Thank you, Amy!

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  5. These are adorable and I love the little straws!!

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    1. Thanks, Sophia! The straws are a Target find!!

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  6. Great photo of some beautiful and fun cupcakes!

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  7. How adorable are these! What a cute and creative cupcake, and a great flavor!

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  8. I love tradition, especially one that involves Dr Pepper floats. Congratulations to your friends on the arrival of their daughter.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! An ice cream float makes any tradition that much better!

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  9. "Free Dr. Pepper ice cream floats"! Now that's the way to partay :)
    So sweet of you to tie in a part of yalls memory to the birth of your friends baby - your friend is lucky to have you in her life!
    Great looking cupcakes!

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  10. How cute are those cupcakes?! And I'm a huge fan of Dr Pepper so I imagine I'd love these cupcakes.

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  11. Aww congrats to your friend and "Mary Kate" OMG I've always loved that name. These cupcakes look like a great way to celebrate..

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  12. Dr. Pepper Cheers to your friend and her sweet baby girl!! These are one heck of a way to celebrate!

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  13. They do look great, but I am definitely not a dr pepper fan so not sure how well they'd go down!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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    1. Haha, well you could always sub another soda you like! I've made chocolate cake with Coca-Cola and it was great!

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  14. Congrats to your friend on their new arrival! And so sweet of you to bake for her. These look so cute and delicious Marie. :) Love the straw decoration on top. Great post!

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  15. My dad loves his Dr Pepper so how awesome of a holiday gift would these make?! Thanks, pinning!

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    1. Thanks for the pin, dear! Hope your dad loves them!

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  16. congrats on the baby :) im so glad you were able to visit and love how you are keeping up the tradition :)

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  17. Aww Mary Kate is such a sweet name! Love your little Dr Pepper story - what a great reason for making the cupcakes with Dr P! :)

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