Mountain Dew Cupcakes

These Mountain Dew Cupcakes not only have the color of Mountain Dew but they also have a subtle taste of the popular soft drink.

mountain dew cupcakes

These Mountain Dew Cupcakes are not only pretty to look at, but they taste just like the popular soft drink Mountain Dew.

cupcake batter in liners

Making the cupcakes is no different than any other cupcake recipe. The main difference is that this recipe uses Moutain Dew as the main liquid ingredient.

mountain dew cupcakes

The batter for these cupcakes will be very thin. Make sure you use gel coloring instead of the fluid kind as it will make these batter too thin. This cupcake batter will rise quite a bit during baking.

Filling the paper cups halfway will yield approximately 24 cupcakes. Filling them more will obviously yield fewer cupcakes.

mountain dew cupcakes

As far as the coloring goes, it’s very subjective but for reference, I used about 6-7 drops of the neon green and about 5 drops of the neon yellow for the cupcakes.

For the frosting, I used maybe 10 drops of the neon green and maybe 7 of the neon yellow. I wanted the frosting to be a little darker than the cupcake for contrast.

If you love cupcakes you need to try my Churro Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting. They are to die for!

mountain dew cupcakes

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mountain Dew Cupcakes recipe (see recipe card for quantities): White Cake Mix, Canola Oil, Eggs, Egg Whites, Lime Zest, Lemon Zest, Mountain Dew, Electric Green Food Coloring, Lemon Yellow Food Coloring, Vanilla Frosting and Coarse Sugar.

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin pan with paper cups. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, egg whites, lime zest, lemon zest, and 1 cup of Mountain Dew. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add green and yellow food coloring until the desired shade of green is achieved.
  4. Pour batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake lightly golden and the toothpick comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the vanilla frosting and 1 tablespoon of Mountain Dew. Mix well.
  6. Add the green and yellow food coloring until the desired shade of green is achieved.
  7. Spread cupcakes with frosting and sprinkle with sparkling sugar sprinkles.

Printable Recipe Card

Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Mountain Dew Cupcakes

These Mountain Dew Cupcakes not only have the color of Mountain Dew but they also have a subtle taste of the popular soft drink.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Cool Time 15 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 201 kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pkg White Cake Mix
  • cup Canola Oil
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 large Egg Whites
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Cups Mountain Dew
  • Neon Green Food Coloring
  • Neon Yellow Food Coloring
Frosting
  • 16 oz Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 Tbsp Mountain Dew
  • 2 Tbsp Coarse Sugar, optional
  • Neon Green Food Coloring
  • Neon Yellow Food Coloring

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin pan with paper cups. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, egg whites, lime zest, lemon zest, and 1 cup of the Mountain Dew. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add green and yellow food coloring until the desired shade of green is achieved.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake lightly golden and the toothpick comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cupcakes cool completely.
Make the Frosting
  • In a small bowl, combine the vanilla frosting and 1 tablespoon of Mountain Dew. Mix well.
  • Add the green and yellow food coloring until the desired shade of green is achieved.
  • Spread cupcakes with frosting and sprinkle with sparkling sugar sprinkles.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Cathy says:

    I loved these Mountain Dew cupcakes. They are delicious and very moist. I am not a fan of Mountain Dew, but these cupcakes were the best.