I have to say these cupcakes did not turn out how I expected them to. When you think of cupcakes you think of something with three inches of frosting on top in a cute little swirl. The recipe I used suggested making homemade icing for them instead. Also the original recipe is called root beer float cupcakes. I decided to use cream soda in place of the root beer. In my opinion these so called cupcakes were more like muffins. They still tasted amazing though.
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 cup root beer or cream soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
In a mixing bowl whisk applesauce, sugar, soda and vanilla together.
In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
I just kept mixing it all together till I liked the consistency. It turned out rather yummy.
Even though I couldn't taste the cream soda at all, these little cupcakes still were really good. They reminded me of cinnamon buns which is strange since there is no cinnamon in the recipe. Maybe it was the super sweet icing that I made. We ate some the next morning with our coffee. If you want to start your day off with a little sugar buzz then these cupcakes (muffins) are right for you! They do have apple sauce in them,....that's healthy right? These were a treat for us since we never eat sugar.