Perfect Tailgating Snack: Cola Cupcakes!


Come August, there is one thing on South Carolinians minds: football. So when I saw these adorable Cola cupcakes, I knew exactly what I was Coca-Cola-Cupcake1making for my tailgate this weekend. What could be better than the refreshing taste of Cola in a cupcake?! Whether you are supporting your alma mater or your NFL favorite, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit! See the original recipe here.


1 c cola
1/2 c butter
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c cocoa powder
22 large marshmallows
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 c buttermilk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c powdered cocoa
6 Tbsp cola
1/2 c butter
3 3/4 c powdered sugar (1 lb. box)
1 c nuts, chopped (your choice)
1 tsp vanilla



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prep cupcake tin with paper liners.

 PART 1:
 In a saucepan mix cola, butter, vegetable oil and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add marshmallows. Place lid on pan until marshmallows start to melt, stir well.
 PART 2:
 Mix flour, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla, mix well.
 Combine Part 1 and Part 2 together, blend well.
 Spoon batter into cupcake liners 2/3 full.
 Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean, it’s done.
 Remove the cupcakes from the oven onto a wire rack to cool.
 In a medium saucepan, mix together cocoa, cola and butter. Heat over medium heat until melted then bring to a boil.
 Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, nuts and vanilla, blend well.
 Make sure that the cupcakes are completely cooled.
 Let frosting cool until stiff enough to frost or pipe onto the cupcakes.