Iron Cupcake: Earth 009 – Soda Pop

by Jessica on April 22, 2009

This month’s Iron Cupcake: Earth challenge was “Soda Pop”. And since we’re here in the fabulous Lone Star State, “Soda Pop” will lovingly be referred to as “Coke” from here on out. It’s a Southern thing… yes, we all know it’s wrong, but no, we won’t change. 😀

In 1885, Dr Pepper was formulated by German pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas (and it doesn’t have a period after the “r” in Dr!). Seeing as how I’m a 3rd generation Texan, I figured what better way to celebrate Texas than for my first ICE challenge to incorporate DP!! Especially, with their new “Cherry” flavor!

Yippee-Ki-Yay Cherry Cupcakes

Yippee Ki-Yay Cherry Cupcakes
Source: My Baking Heart

1-1/2 c flour
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
6 tbsp vegetable oil
1 c Cherry Dr Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Make 3 holes in the mixture. Pour the vanilla into one hole, the vinegar in another and the oil in the last hole. Pour the Dr Pepper over the top and mix thoroughly.

Fill the cupcake wrappers 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and place on same rack to finish cooling completely. Frost with Dark Chocolate icing!

Yippee-Ki-Yay Cherry Cupcakes 2

Dark Chocolate Icing
Source: My Baking Heart

1/2 c butter, melted
1/3 c dark cocoa powder
1/3 c evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c powdered sugar

Beat all ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until dry ingredients are moist. Beat at high speed until icing reaches a thick consistency.


Iron Cupcake Earth

Voting will begin no later than Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm at NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER, and will be open through Monday, May 4 at 12 noon. Don’t forget to head on over and vote for little ‘ol me!! 😀

Iron Cupcake: Earth is a monthly challenge where bakers all over the world compete, creating cupcakes using the same special ingredient. It wouldn’t be possible without a lot of people who donate items for prizes and the sponsors for the event. So, special thanks go to:

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Last but certainly not least, don’t forget our corporate prize providers: HEAD CHEFS by FIESTA PRODUCTS, HELLO CUPCAKE by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, JESSIE STEELE APRONS, TASTE OF HOME Books, and UPWITHCUPCAKES.COM. Sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers.

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Don’t forget to vote for me here, starting Wednesday April 29th at 8pm!! And remember… “Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2 and 4!!” 😉

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ellie April 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm



2 Stephanie April 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm

LOVE Dr. Pepper! Great idea!


3 Kelsey April 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh I love it! This Oklahoman totally agrees that it’s all Coke. You know how it goes:

“Wanna get a Coke?”
“Sure. What kind?”
“Dr Pepper.”


4 Christina April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Yum! These look so good.

And the “Coke” thing cracks me up, especially when I visit other states.


5 mrred April 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.


6 Kayla April 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm

These look awesome!
And I say Coke for everything too 🙂


7 joelen April 23, 2009 at 8:22 am

Looks so cute!! I hope you consider submitting it to this month’s Foodie Films event where we are featuring recipes using a muffin pan! Details are in my blog’s left sidebar 🙂


8 Ivy April 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

You made these look so amazing. I mean aside from that the recipe sounds sooo good. You dressed them up so well!


9 SK April 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Yay! Thanks for adopting me! I can’t wait to learn from you!


10 How I Lost Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days April 29, 2009 at 2:21 am

Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!


11 Sere October 25, 2009 at 10:42 am


i’m Italian and here I don’t manage to find dr. pepper

could you suggest what I can replace it with? I know it won’t be the same, but it’ll be better than nothing :S

thanks to those who’ll help me 🙂



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