504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Soda Fountain Cupcakes: 2 Delightful Flavors and the Easiest Recipe..EVER!
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Soda Fountain Cupcakes: 2 Delightful Flavors and the Easiest Recipe..EVER!

This post is about birthdays.
It is about cupcakes...really good cupcakes.
The recipe is really easy.
Trust me...don't skip it!


My birthday was a few weeks ago, but I was doing a cleanse detox and I was determined to stick to it -  seriously I cannot say no to cake - so on the actual day we had berries! My kids thought I was C-R-A-Z-Y! They were also a bit disappointed...they really wanted to make me my birthday dessert. So I promised them that after I finished the detox, they would get their chance to create a special dessert for me.

Don't miss the super easy, super amazing recipe...click on READ MORE!


With my husband not working right now, we are also teaching the kids big lessons about how simple gestures can go a long way and about the value of their money and how to get value from their money (following me?). With this in mind, we told them they needed to spend their money on their creations.


Luckily for the kids (and me) Safeway, Vons, and Pavillions have
the $5 Birthday Bundle!
Use the stores loyalty card and get:
One box of Betty Crocker Cake Mix
One container of Betty Crocker Frosting
1 24-cunt box Betty Crocker Rainbow Candles
2 2-liters of a 7UP brand soda
The $5 Birthday Bundle is perfect for birthdays and parties!
It is available at ALL Safeway, Vons or Pavillions when you use your loyalty card
from April 24, 2013 through May 21, 2013.
(I have bought 3 #BirthdayBundles) 


OK, I admit...that even though I told the kids this was all about them... I had some ideas of my own...so I did guide them in creating these amazing Soda Fountain Cupcakes! The flavors remind my of an old fashioned soda fountain. (I would love to open one in my town! 


So...my kids got to baking! I heavily suggested to the kids that they use the 7UP and Sunkist to make the cake - they looked at me like I was C-R-A-Z-Y (again)...but they are always up for a little fun in the kitchen. It was science and baking combined...they LOVED it!


I was totally intrigued by the fact
that we could bake without the eggs
or oil or water...
Just add the SODA to the cake mix and stir!
That's it! Seriously!



The results of this experiment...
I honestly have to say the fluffiest, lightest cupcakes I have ever had.
Each flavor had a great color -
soft pink and creamy orange, and a subtle hint of the soda flavor.
If you have never tried to bake with soda...you should.
It was also super easy for my kids to bake 2 batches of these to celebrate the festivities!


 Now for the recipes!
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Cherry 7Up Cupcakes
  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Cake Mix, French Vanilla
  • 16 oz Cherry 7Up (Diet or regular)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan
  • Decor as you desire
  1. Empty the contents of the Betty Crocker Cake mix into a medium/large bowl (you can also use your mixer). Add 16 oz (2 cups) of soda (Cherry 7Up), and mix well.. (It was super cool to watch the reaction...the mix fluffed up and looked like a cloud!)
  2. Place liners in a cupcake pan and fill each cup 2/3 full.
  3. Bake at 350F for about 18 minutes (according to my oven).
  4. Let cool.
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Sunkist Cream Cupcakes 
  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Cake Mix, White
  • 16 oz. Sunkist Orange Soda (Diet or Regular)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan
  • Decor as you desire


  1. Empty the contents of the Betty Crocker Cake mix into a medium/large bowl (you can also use your mixer). Add 16 oz (2 cups) of soda (Sunkist), and mix well. 
  2. (It was super cool to watch the reaction...the mix fluffed up and looked like a cloud!)
  3. Place liners in a cupcake pan and fill each cup 2/3 full.
  4. Bake at 350F for about 18 minutes (according to my oven) 
  5. Let cool.
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Fluffy White Vanilla Frosting
  • 1  Container Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I add my homemade vanilla to everything!)
  • Mix to combine thoroughly.
  • Let the cupcakes cool and then frost. 
    FROSTING TIP: Place the frosting in a zipper bag (at least a quart, but a gallon size is better). Push the frosting to one corner and clip that corner off (about 1/4-1/2"). 
    Begin in the center of the cupcake and move in a fluid motion circling outwards.
I am a BAD "froster" and these look pretty darn cute!



Decorate with sanding sugar, sprinkles, or candy to impress your birthday girl or boy!
Have you ever tried to bake with soda?
I was stunned, shocked, and pleasantly amazed at the result.
I may have found a new love for cupcakes!


Of course you can't forget the candles when it is a birthday celebration!
We always used Betty Crocker Rainbow Candles...and I know growing up in my house it was always a big treat to lick the frosting off the candle!

What flavor of
Soda Fountain Cupcakes
would you make?
(I have another to share with you next week!)

If you are celebrating a birthday or a special day...be sure to stop in at Safeway, Vons, or Pavillions and use your loyalty card to get your own $5 Birthday bundle! I have been back 3 times now! At this price we can celebrate every occasion!
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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
 
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and SAFEWAY  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BirthdayBundle  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

9 comments:

  1. This post made me hungry. These look fantastic!

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  2. You had me at Cherry 7 Up. Looks awesome!

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  3. So excited to try these! Audrey is allergic to eggs and I'm always looking for a good egg-free cupcake recipe!

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  4. Wow! What a fabulous and easy idea! These look so delicious!

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  5. Oh my word, I changed my mind about you sending me one! I want, I really want! These look sooo good! Maybe you need to tell me about your detox so I can do that after I have a few cupcakes? ;P

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  6. Awesome post!

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Cathy

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  7. I declare, Holly! This is just too much. It is 11:17 PM as I post this and I am wanting to run out and buy me some cake mix and soda! These look totally sinful and I am pinning these, for sure!

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  8. Looks like you guys had a ton of family fun, and I have to admit, I used to have a weakness for cherry 7up. Those cupcakes sound so tempting!

    Jenn

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  9. I had no idea this could be done :) I would love for you to share this at my new linky party, Efforts and Assets. http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    Thanks,
    Angela :)

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