Buttercream frosting is always amazing right? I’ve always loved soda, my wife would probably say it’s one of my biggest vices. So while baking cupcakes one afternoon, I thought, why not try Coke Buttercream?! Thus this recipe was born!
Simply adding coke to buttercream frosting wouldn’t work. The flavor wouldn’t be strong enough and if you used to much liquid, you would end up with soupy frosting. So I reduced the Coke by at least half. I was looking for a syrup consistency.
After letting it cool, I added it to my classic buttercream recipe and WOOOOOW. The flavor was there, and it really took the cupcake to another level. Give this recipe a try. You could use Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, anything you wanted. Just remember to reduce the soda to a syrup and let it cool before adding to the buttercream. If you don’t, the frosting will break.
- 2 cups of Coca-Cola
- 3 ½ cups of powdered sugar
- 2 sticks of butter
- 2 tbsp of milk
- Add two cups of coke to a large pot and boil it down for 20-30 minutes stirring infrequently.
- After 20-30 minutes the coke should be reduced to a runny syrup consistency, chill in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes until cool to the touch.
- With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium for 1 minute.
- Add the coke and mix thoroughly.
- Add the powdered sugar and milk.