Mountain Dew Cupcakes – YUMMM

I am SUPER excited how these cupcakes turned out.  Other than Orange Crush I also love Mountain Dew. 🙂 I wanted to try a new frosting technique as well I have read about. Since the only people eating these were my family – I was less nervous to try new things.

Once I mixed up the batter (recipe at the end of this post). I like to use an ice cream scoop to get the same amount of batter in my cupcakes. My cupcakes using this method in my convection oven bake in 13 minutes even.

Once they were baked and cooled time to frost them.  (Recipe for frosting at the end of post as well)

I put my frosting tip into my frosting bag and stood it up inside of a glass to help support it.

I used green and yellow coloring gels. These are my favorite ever!!

Using a brand new clean brush- I painted stripes into my frosting bag. 2 green 2 yellow then added my frosting into the bag.

Here is a quick view of it filled with frosting.  As it comes out it will pick up the colors off the bag.

I frosted my cupcakes as usual and they came out looking really nice. Just the perfect touch for my Mt. Dew cupcakes.

They tasted as good as they looked. 🙂

This recipe is super easy.



40 Responses to Mountain Dew Cupcakes – YUMMM
  1. Lily goldsmith
    July 1, 2011 | 8:44 am

    These look amazing!

  2. Jill H
    July 1, 2011 | 8:51 am

    Oh my gosh, how fun is that? My husband would love them. He’s a chocoholic but he adores Mountain Dew.

  3. Kelley
    July 1, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Those look almost too good to eat!
    Have a super holiday weekend!

  4. Wendy Green
    July 1, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    These cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the preparation and the recipe. I printed the recipe and pinned it on my pinterest! BTW, just wanted to let you know, I love, love your blog! I enjoy it so much! Thank you for taking your time to do this blog! It’s wonderful!

  5. Jenn@eatcakefordinner
    July 1, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Mountain Dew Cupcakes! Wow, these sound like something I have got to try. I love how your frosting turned out!

  6. Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft
    July 3, 2011 | 10:05 pm

    Goodness gracious, I love you for posting this! My Mother In Law is a Mt. Dew FREAK.. I am so making these for her Birthday. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. keri
    July 5, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Hi guys! Stopped by from Tip Junkie because my hubby is a HUGE Mountain Dew fan and these sound amazing! I would love for you to share them (and any other cupcake related posts – old or new!) at our Month Long Cupcake Party!

    Hope to see you there!

  8. btanders
    July 5, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    My husband LOVES Mt. Dew. See this post for proof ( I will definitely be making these for his birthday next year. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE your blog!

  9. Sheryl
    July 6, 2011 | 2:50 am

    What beautiful cupcakes! I would love it if you came over to my party “Cast Party Wednesday” tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  10. Wendy Green
    July 10, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made these cupcakes this past weekend for my husband’s birthday. We went to his parents’ home for his “birthday dinner”, and they were a hit with his entire family.

    Thanks again!! I will be definitely making them over, and over, and over, etc.

  11. Amy
    July 12, 2011 | 12:39 am

    I can’t wait to try these!!! In fact, I included them in a cupcake round up on my blog! If you want to check it out, the link is

    Have a great week!

  12. Jane
    October 1, 2011 | 11:23 pm

    I was so excited to make these for my husband, but they didn’t taste very good. He loves Mt. Dew. Will you check your recipe and make sure it is correct. Thanks

  13. C&MB
    October 3, 2011 | 10:21 am

    I am so sorry you didn’t like them. I am not sure why? I made this recipe for a party and they were very well enjoyed so I apologize they did not taste good to you

  14. Tori
    November 16, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    They tasted amazingggg! and like mountain dew 🙂 great recipe!

  15. Gina
    February 22, 2012 | 8:29 pm

    I loved this recipe, im a huge mountain dew drinker…my boyfriend is more of a Monster energy drinker so i tweeked the recipe a bit and replace the m.dew with monster, think my boyfriend has a new favorite dessert

  16. Pam
    March 14, 2012 | 10:58 am

    What size pudding?? Large or small??

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  18. Kim
    March 15, 2012 | 7:54 am

    Do you make the pudding and add the pudding to the batter or just add the pudding mix powder to the batter?

  19. C&MB
    March 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    Pam sorry I use a large box of pudding.

    Kim- no I just dump the pudding mix into the cake batter. I don’t make it according to the pudding box. Just throw the powder right into the batter 🙂

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  21. Kelly
    April 2, 2012 | 11:29 am

    My husband turns 35 on Wednesday and I am so making these for him. He is a Mt. Dew addict. He literally drinks a case a week! I looked at a lot of other recipes but this seemed to be the most simple and easy to follow. Not to mention pretty!

  22. Sarah
    April 5, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    I made these and they turned out very tasty. I screwed up the icing, but I’m attempting these cupcakes again tomorrow.
    I was wondering, what is the point of the lemon pudding mix? Is it added for texture?
    Lastly, I was thinking if only Pop Rocks made a lemon or lime flavor! Sprinkling them on the top of the icing at the last minute before serving would be awesome! Would totally give it that fizzy, poppy, soda feel.
    Thank you so much for the idea, my boyfriend loved them on his birthday!

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  24. Anja W.
    May 21, 2012 | 6:36 pm

    Can you use diet mtn dew..?

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  26. connie
    June 25, 2012 | 10:02 pm

    What size box of pudding??

  27. eugenea
    June 28, 2012 | 7:22 pm

    As a topping I am using crushed nacho cheese doritos!

  28. C&MB
    June 29, 2012 | 10:17 am

    small size not the 5.1 ouce but the smaller one 🙂

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  30. sam
    August 27, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Do you make the pudding first or add it all together?

  31. NightzFury1992
    November 17, 2012 | 8:34 pm

    I made them and they taste amazing!!!!!!

  32. Casandra
    December 5, 2012 | 1:42 am

    This is a great recipe, however, when i tried to make it i didn’t really think about the altitude differences… Do you have any ideas about what could be done to correct for high altitude? The cupcakes came out flat. 🙁 but they still tasted good. 🙂

  33. Billie
    March 11, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    Instant pudding comes in 2 sizes, do I want the large box or the small one?

  34. C&MB
    March 11, 2013 | 8:15 pm

    Sorry the small one 🙂

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  36. Tyler
    March 26, 2013 | 9:24 am

    This isn’t your original recipe, this is a tweaked recipe that you found.

  37. C&MB
    March 26, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    I am sorry you are wrong sir. This is my recipe. I often take cake mixes and different flavorings and substitutes. It is fairly easy to change up pudding mixes and substitute liquids for other liquids. I won’t be the first person nor the last to do this, I simply blogged the recipe that I personally made for my family and friends and shared it on my blog for people that are just now starting to learn or venture out in substitutions with cake mixes. But thanks for your opinion, even if you are wrong. 🙂

  38. susan
    May 12, 2013 | 10:57 pm

    Would cook and serve pudding mix work? They didnt have lemon flavored INSTANT at the two markets I tried. 🙁 Thanks for your input!

  39. megan
    March 12, 2014 | 5:19 pm

    do I make the cake mix or just add right in???

  40. Lyndsay
    June 7, 2014 | 8:41 am

    Do you make the cake mix?

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