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Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root beer floats are pretty fly on their own, but when converted into cupcake form, well, they’re just a bit more special! Add a scoop of ice cream to the center of the whipped cream top—and don’t forget the cherry!

What You’ll Need

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  • root beer  ( 2 cups )
  • dark unsweetened cocoa powder  ( 1 cup )
  • unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces  ( 1/2 cup )
  • granulated sugar  ( 1 1/4 cups )
  • firmly packed dark brown sugar  ( 1/2 cup )
  • all-purpose flour  ( 2 cups )
  • baking soda  ( 1 1/4 teaspoons )
  • salt  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • large eggs  ( 2 )
  • heavy or whipping cream  ( 1 1/2 cups )
  • powdered sugar  ( 3 tablespoons )
  • vanilla extract  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • vanilla ice cream  ( 1 Pint )
  • MARASCHINO CHERRIES 
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