Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcakes


I made something a little weird and different, Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcakes! An interesting mix of citrus flavors combined with the crunchy and savory taste of Doritos!

Yield: makes 12 cupcakes


Things you'll need

Ingredients Mountain Dew Cupcakes
  • Lemon cake mix
  • Lemon Pudding
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups Mountain Dew
  • Doritos (Nacho Cheese flavor)

Ingredients for the Mountain Dew frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3 tbsp Mountain Dew
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Electric green food coloring
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • Decorating bag
  • Star tip
  • Zester
  • Hand mixer
  • Stand mixer

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, add the lemon cake mix, pudding mix, vegetable oil and  mountain dew and mix together until well combined.
  3. Fill the cupcakes about 3/4 full. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 16 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Make the frosting

  1. Zest the lemon in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, combined the butter, cream cheese, mountain dew, vanilla extract, food coloring and the lemon zest.
  3. Mix together using the hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the powdered sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  5. Scoop into a decorating bag fitted with a star tip.

Time to decorate!

  1. Pipe the cupcakes using the frosting.
  2. Crush some Doritos and place it in a small bowl.
  3. Add some crushed Doritos to the sides of the frosting.
  4. Place a whole Dorito chip in the middle of the cupcakes





Written By Rosanna Pansino

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