Mountain Dew Cupcakes
  • 1 box classic yellow cake mix (Funfetti and Lemon cake mixes work as well)
  • 12 ounces Mountain Dew (plus some additional for glazing and frosting)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare cupcake pans with wrappers
  2. Mix cake mix and 12 ounces of Mountain Dew in a bowl with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into cupcake pans, filling each ⅔ full.
  4. Bake according to the directions on the back of the box, or when a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Using a pastry brush, "glaze" the tops of the hot cupcakes with Mountain Dew. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  6. Frost and enjoy!
  7. Mountain Dew Frosting
  8. In an electric mixer, whip butter until fluffy.
  9. Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, Mountain Dew, and lemon/lime juices slowly as you mix Add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  10. Add in food coloring, mix until color is even.
Recipe by The Geeky Hostess at