This summer I had some fun baking projects! The jelly making came before my quick trip to Oklahoma and the next project came after it!
COKE FLOAT CUPCAKES!!!
My good friend, and distant cousin, Connie provided the inspiration for these cupcakes! Connie and I go back as long as I can remember. We are only 6 months apart and lived 2 miles apart for the first 18 years of our lives. We spent as much time together as possible. Our moms did everything together, including making jelly, and so did we. I could write a rather large book about all the mischief we got into and the good times we had, but that isn’t what I’m writing about today! We now live hundreds of miles apart, but we still share a special affinity towards baking.
This was after one of our first “solo” baking endeavors. We made cinnamon rolls for my dad, who ate them graciously. I’m surprised no one broke any teeth, but that was a long time ago. We have gotten better (at least I hope!)
So, naturally, when Connie sent me a text asking for my opinion on some cupcakes she was making, I loved her idea so much I had to try my own! This is my tale on “Coke Float Cupcakes!”
I found a very simple chocolate “coke” cupcake recipe and then made a “coke” buttercream and topped with a stabilized whipped cream and cherry.
I found the cupcake recipe here.. It is a simple recipe, just spray your paper liners with cooking spray or your cupcakes may stick. These were good, but you couldn’t taste the Coke much with the chocolate. If I make them again, I’ll try using a vanilla cake as the base instead of chocolate. I hear you can even use a white cake mix and a can of Coke +eggs? to make cupcakes that actually taste more like Coke.
The butter cream was really good! It wasn’t as sweet as typical buttercream and it tasted like you were eating a can of Coke! It was awesome…and super simple!!!
Take 1 stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and mix them until smooth. Then start adding Coke in tiny amounts, very slowly until you can’t add any more. Everytime you add some, it will slosh around really weird in the mixer bowl, but keep it going and when it’s full absorbed, add some more! If I remember right, I added about 1/4 cup of Coke.
Then I topped my frosted cupcakes with a stabilized whipped cream and cherry, added straws and sprinkles and viola! Coke Float Cupcakes!!
If you would like to check out some of Connie’s cakes, and even order from her, then check out her Facebook page! Connie’s Sweet Cakes