I made these cupcakes to curb my cupcake-craving but they did not do the trick. Someone on a forum I belong to posted a recipe for rootbeer cupcakes and I thought they would be neat. Frankly I am disappointed in them. They turned out too oily tasting and not cakey like I would have wanted them to. This recipe will not be a keeper. It is basically a white cupcake recipe with rootbeer substituted for the soymilk and rootbeer extract added.