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Soda Shop Cupcakes

The perfect elixir for a sweet tooth and must-have bonding time at the cabin

By John & Tanya Bäck

Published: April 2, 2012
Chocolate-Raspberry Malt Cupcakes
Photo by John & Tanya Bäck
Anyone who loves escaping to the cabin understands the allure of slowing down to let life’s little pleasures become the weekend’s main events. That’s why cabin country may be one of the best places left to find a bona fide soda fountain, still staffed by soda jerks proudly serving bubbling soda-and-ice-cream drinks to visitors spinning on chrome stools along the back wall of a local mom-and-pop drugstore. If you find one of these gems, it’s a great treat to share something sweet and fizzy with your favorite people.
    These tasty cupcakes were inspired by the flavor experimentation made possible by the array of syrups, ice creams, tonics, and toppings available in classic soda shops. But the recipes were designed with modern speed in mind (we won’t take away your Martha Stewart points for using cake mix!), so turn on some old-timey music, get out your mixer, grab the nearest half-bored child, and have fun concocting!
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