I have been on a cake recipes hunt spree for a little over a week now. For me, a homemade cake is a real treat and with my oldest having her birthday on Friday I was looking forward to making her a scrumptious birthday cake but, she decided that she didn’t really want a cake this year but wants cupcakes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love making cupcakes and eating them but my heart skipped a beat when she said she wanted cupcakes…
I enjoy baking but I wanted to try something different and not make the same cupcake that I normally would. These are delightfully delicious cupcake option.
Start out with a soft, crumbly and tantalizing fragrant Red Cream soda cupcake and then finally piped with a cream cheese frosting. These red cream soda cupcakes as so SO easy to make and the outcome?
A really soft, light as air, moist cupcake!
These soda cupcakes are a great treat to make for your special someone or make them just because.
They are just that awesome.
- 1 (12-oz) can Barqs Cream Soda, room temperature
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 8 oz pkg. light cream cheese softened
- 4 tbsp. room temperature unsalted butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F, line muffin tins with 18 muffin liners and set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, pour the cake mix, pour the soda in slowly to the cake mix.
- Stir together with a whisk until all lumps are gone .
- scoop batter into muffin liners, filling about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool on a cooling rack.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combing cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and blend together with a mixer until all combined and smooth.
- Frost cooled cupcakes and Enjoy!
- For a lighter twist
- swap out the red cream soda for 7 up and use a strawberry cake mix instead.
- Follow the recipe above but Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp.
- add 1/2 tsp. lemon zest & 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice.
- Frost and top with toasted coconut.
Red Cream Soda Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Seriously these are so SO easy to make and take no time at all.
These cupcakes are going to work out great don’t you think?
What are your favourite cupcakes? I would love to hear what your favourite cupcakes are in the comments below.
Jessica Beal Harlow says
Cupcakes can be such a fun recipe to bake and I love that they are individually portioned at the get-go. The pink color would be a huge hit with my daughters! lol
This recipe looks good.. can’t wait to try it out this weekend
Jasmine Watts says
Yummm… They look so yummy and easy to make too!!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I’ve never tried making a soda cupcake before. This looks so yummy!
Those are so pretty! I love the color. I bet they taste fantastic too!
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
I love making cupcakes from different sodas. I’ve never seen Red Cream Soda before. I’m going to have to try this one myself!
Jennifer Pilgrim says
My birthday is this week and I am asking my mom to make me some of these cupcakes. I love everything about them!
Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest says
I have to make these like yesterday! Two of my favorite things in life are cupcakes and red cream soda so I can’t wait to try the two together!
Oh my this looks so tasty! I’ve never had this before. Looks interesting and maybe I’ll try it in the near future.
I love the presentation of your cupcakes! The red color seems so perfect for February and Valentine’s Day!
tiaras and tantrums says
YUM! I love REAL cream soda to drink! cupcakes flavored like my favorite soda would be heaven and I could eat this frosting out of the bowl!
Up Run for Life says
I bet these cupcakes taste fabulous. I love Big red and cream cheese. yummy.
Teresa @ Crafty Wife says
I’ve never baked with soda before but I’ve always wanted to try it! These cupcakes look delicious and I’m a huge fan of cream cheese icing. 🙂
jill conyers says
I never would have thought to make cupcakes, or anything for that matter, with cream soda. Very creative cooking!
I didn’t even know that Barqs made Cream Soda! I have only ever seen root beer. I thought this is going to taste delicious we are about to go out of town and this would be a great snack on the plane.
I’m a cupcake fanatic. I love having my own little cake and eating it standing, sitting and not needing a plate or a fork. These look delicious. I love the flavor of cream soda and I can’t wait to try these. Cream cheese is always my favorite frosting.
What an interesting combination! I haven’t baked with soda before, but I have seen a lot of recipes using cola for cakes. This looks delicious, and I LOVE cream cheese frosting – you can never go wrong with that in my book 🙂
Megan McCoig says
oh my these looks divine. would love to try them as my favourite thing to make is cupcakes – cream cheese frosting is a winner!
I have never tried baking with soda but these look very easy to make. I love light and fluffy cake!
These sound absolutely amazing! My kind of cupcake, it combines all of my favorite things. Yum!
Amber NElson says
Those cupcakes look really good. Cream cheese frosting is the best.
Love the color of those! They look so yummy too.
carissa garabedian says
Really!? Wow, I am fascinated by this recipe, I have to try it and see. Do they taste like cream soda? They look so pretty!
Ana De- Jesus says
I love red velvet cupcakes so this would be right up my street. I love that they are dainty meaning that I can eat as many as I want and not feel guilty about eating the lot lol!
Jennifer B says
Oh my these sound wonderful! I love cupcakes and would love to try this recipe soon!
colette @ restyle it wright says
cream cheese and red cream soda? okay! Loving the pop of pink..perfect for spring!
Stephanie Manley says
I am such a sucker for a good cupcake and these look and sound delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I also don’t have a favorite because ALL cupcakes are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!
How can you go wrong with cream cheese frosting? It’s amazing!!!! I’ve never tried cream soda in the cupcakes…I’mm have to give that a try.
Marielle Altenor says
Oh yum! I love making my own frosting when baking! Never tried making it using cream soda though.
Amanda Love says
Oh my goodness what an explosion of taste. I love anything with cream cheese frosting. I will have to make this. Thanks for the recipe.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Those sound really delicious. I love cream cheese. I will have to try this recipe.
Yona Williams says
I am a huge fan of cream cheese frosting…it tastes so good! I’ve made biscuits using soda before, but haven’t made cupcakes using it – wonder how it tastes.
Mary Edwards says
I absolutely love cream soda but have never thought about it in a cupcake. These sound way too yummy!
Now this sounds like an interesting flavor combo that I just have to try. Not going to lie, I have never met a cupcake I didn’t like.
April Decheine says
Oh wow, what a sweet treat! Cream cheese frosting is the only kind I enjoy.
Angela K says
OMG these are amazing.. I will def be trying them out. Quick question though (if you dont mind me asking) what do you use to put up your recipes so people can rate/save them? Hope you can help! Thanks for the post cant wait to try them out!
It’s yum print recipe card 🙂
R U S S says
You already got me at the cream cheese frosting. How could I possibly say no to that? I am definitely trying out your recipe and I’m positive that it will be a blockbuster at home.
Lisa Rios says
My goodness, these cupcakes are looking absolutely delicious & colorful. I love how detailed the instructions are & the recipe looks easy to try out during a weekend, my kids are going to love it.
Yum! I love cream soda so this recipe is a win for me! Can’t wait to give it a try!
Sarah Bailey says
Oh my goodness these sound absolutely amazing <3 I totally need to try making some for myself. x
Jasmine Watts says
Yumm… I love cupcakes and these look delicious too!! I would love to try out these!!
Claudia Krusch says
I’m not a fan of cream soda by itself but this is a great way to use it. They look soooo yummy!
Ok confession, I have never had cream soda. But I have to tell you with your recipe, I am ready to try it and have those cupcakes!
Miranda (Anosa) says
These look absolutely delicious, never had cream cheese frosting on my cupcakes both nor have I ever used soda in my cupcakes either.
Rebecca B. says
YUM!! These cupcakes look and sound delish!! I hope that you daughter had a very lovely birthday and I am sure that she enjoyed these cupcakes 🙂
Rebecca Swenor says
These red cream soda cupcakes sounds so delicious. I would love to make these cupcakes but I would have to change the frosting because I don’t like cream cheese.
Yum. What a great idea. These sound pretty delicious. I would love to give them a try. My kids love making cupcakes with me so this would be a fun one to try with them!
Franc Ramon says
The cupcakes looks really delicious. I surely would love to have this matched with my coffee for my snacks.
Carol Bryant says
If you ever write a recipe book, I am first in line for it. This recipe for cupcakes sounds amazing.
Miles L. says
This looks delicious. I haven’t thought of adding soda to cupcakes. I should try this. It would be exciting.
Janeane Davis says
These cupcakes sound so delicious. Just saying the name makes you want to reach out and lick the icing.
What a creative idea for cupcakes! I haven’t had a cream soda in forever.
Oh it’s so unique sounding. I’d like to try these cupcakes. I do like red soda.
I didn’t even know that Barqs had red cream soda! I thought they just had root beer. I remember growing up hearing “Barqs has bite!” These cupcakes looks so good.
Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) says
How interesting you add a can of soda! I thought baking mixes were so set in stone! I love that they aren’t for this!!
Lois Alter Mark says
These look delicious! I love cream soda but never thought of using it in cupcakes!
These cupcakes would not last a day in my house. I love the taste of cream cheese frosting.
Tina @ My Highest Self says
What a cool twist on cupcakes! I will have to try these some time with the kids.
Oh yum! I love using soda in cupcakes – they have such a good flavor and texture! These look delicious, too!
I’m not a fan of cream soda by itself but this is a great way to use it. These look tasty.
Ashley Sparks Mullins says
These look and sound very tasty! I love cupcakes. They are such a pretty pink color! Very cute! Definitely going to try!
Jenn @EngineerMommy says
I love cupcakes and these sound and look so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! The pictures are mouth-watering!
Rebecca Bryant says
YUM!! I’ll be right over for dessert. I do like me a cupcake especially with cream cheese frosting.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
These look so pretty. I used to love cream soda…and can’t even remember the last time I had one. Maybe I need to buy some LOL!!
These look my new favorite cupcakes now! I wish I could grab one from the screen, they look delicious. Happy birthday to your daughter.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Hahaha, I am with you. I wish I could just reach into my computer and grab one.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Cupcakes are my weakness in life. I am a sucker for a good cupcake and these sound phenomenal.
I have never thought about using soda in a cupcake recipe! The cupcakes turned out so pretty and sound amazing….especially with the cream cheese icing yummy!