I knew I wanted to use raspberry creaming soda soft drink in my cupcakes, and I wanted to decorate them so they looked like the fizzy creaminess on the top of the spider drink.
I had a bit of trouble finding a good recipe using soda that didn't involve using a packet cake mix! But I found one online eventually, and I have to say the raspberry taste isn't very strong, as I have noticed many people saying.
I slightly altered this Orange Juice Fizzy Cake recipe. I halved it, and used raspberry soda instead of orange, I added a little raspberry cordial in an effort to make the flavour stronger. The cakes rose beautifully.
The butter cream frosting consists of butter, icing sugar, raspberry creaming soda, strawberry essence, red colouring. I made it in three different shades of pink and put them together in the piping bag. I topped it all off with a squirt of whipped cream and a cherry!
Raspberry Creaming Soda CupcakesIngredients
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
70mls Raspberry Creaming Soda
1 tablespoon Raspberry cordial
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Mix sugar and oil together, add egg and beat for 1 min. Add sifted flour and baking powder alternately with raspberry creaming soda and cordial. Beat for 2 mins. Divide batter evenly among liners and bake for 15-20 mins.
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