Thursday, January 31, 2013

mountain dew cupcakes

We have a slight obsession with Mountain Dew/Diet Dew at around 3 pm in the lull of the afternoon. I have had this recipe a few years, and always wanted to make it, so yesterday I decided it would be perfect for a Super Bowl party.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small (4 oz.) box instant lemon pudding
10 oz. Mountain Dew
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1-2 teaspoons lemon and lime zest

For frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons Mountain Dew
juice of half a lemon
juice of half a lime
1 drop yellow food coloring
2 drops green food coloring for a light tint
Mix together yellow cake mix, pudding, 10 oz. Mountain Dew, eggs, oil, and lemon & lime zest. Pour into lined cupcake tins, filling about 2/3 of the wrapper. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (until they begin to turn light golden brown or when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).
Cream the butter, and add the powdered sugar gradually. Then add the rest of the frosting ingredients. Add more powdered sugar if needed for frosting consistency.
Instead of cupcakes, you can bake the mix in a 9x13 inch pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
My original recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter mixed with 4-5 cups of powdered sugar for the frosting. I found I had plenty for the cupcakes in 1 stick butter/3 cups sugar, but make more if you want a thicker layer of frosting.
Found these free printable Super Bowl party flags at Anders Ruff.
Perfect for the big game!


  1. Your cakes always sound amazing to me. I bet with the lemon pudding they are really moist too! I need to bookmark this for later, thanks!

  2. Those cupcakes look so dang good! I want NOW! :)

  3. Looks yummy! I will try that recipe. Thanks for sharing :)


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