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Fun Party Food: Root Beer Cupcakes

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP AGENCY. The opinions and text are mine alone.

How’s your holiday social calendar? Is it 1.) Filled with parties; 2.) Spent quietly tucked in at home; or 3.) Somewhere in the moderate middle?

We’ve tried celebrating all sorts of ways and I guess my favorite is the moderate middle. A few parties out, a few gatherings in and catch-up nights curled up at home make my holidays merry.

Root Beer Cupcakes

Whether it’s just our family at home or we’re having fun with friends, I think creating a treat to share makes holiday time more special. Any time of the year you can find a few specialty items in my kitchen cupboards, but right now there are all sorts of fun sprinkles, Christmas embellishments, colorful straws and napkins and pop. Gotta be ready when inspiration hits, plus you never know when someone might drop by. In my book, you don’t have a party unless you have great food and drink and knowing I’m stocked for company really cuts down on last minute stress.

A & W Root Beer

Walmart can help you with that, especially the drink portion right now. I got my A&W® at my local Walmart for only $1.00! When you purchase (10) 2liters or (5) 0.5L 6 packs of A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, RC Cola®, or Squirt® at Walmart during December, you’ll get a good deal and you’ll receive a $5 VUDU credit—it’s like getting another present!

A & W Root Beer

Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe

This week I made these adorable Root Beer Cupcakes, thinking they would be fun for a family night in. The white frosting reminds me of a head of root beer foam and I thought a cherry on top would be a spot on topper…and then I was inspired to cut a straw in half and add it. Aren’t they cute?! I was double glad I had made them when friends dropped by unexpectedly!

Easy Root Beer CupcakesRoot Beer Cupcakes


Root Beer Cupcakes

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  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 12 ounces A&W® Root Beer
  • Mix until combined (do not add any other ingredients). Bake according to package instructions.
  • Icing
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 2 and 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon A&W® Root Beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Increase to medium speed and mix until fluffy and well blended.
  3. Put icing into a piping bag with a 1M tip attached to pipe frosting onto cupcake.
  4. Top with a maraschino cherry and small paper straws.


  • Calories: 6495
  • Sugar: 928
  • Sodium: 5751
  • Fat: 225
  • Saturated Fat: 81
  • Unsaturated Fat: 133
  • Trans Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 1108
  • Protein: 26
  • Cholesterol: 243

Head on over to Walmart to pick up your favorite beverages. You’ll be ready for company and you can look forward to a family movie night when you redeem your VUDU promotion. Never used them before? No worries. It’s quick and easy. Pop, a movie, a treat. Doesn’t that sound perfect for one of those quiet at-home nights? Go get your jammies on and get ready.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP Agency. The opinions and text are all mine.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.