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Awesome Mountain Dew Cupcakes for the Ultimate Gamer in Your Life

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Lemon Lime Cupcakes that you make with actual Mountain Dew. That’s how you make these awesome cupcakes for the soda addict in your life. 

I made these Mountain Dew cupcakes for my husband the year he started working for Disney Interactive Studios

Everyone gets so excited when they find out my husband makes video games for a living. They think it’s like playing fortnight in your bedroom for hours drinking Mountain Dew to keep you awake while you battle your friends online. 

The Truth About Working for a Game Studio

Mountain Dew Cupcakes covered with Cookie Crumbs

It takes a lot of production to make those video games you love – actually fun. It takes endless sleepless nights, tweaking code, scripting, fixing bugs and breaks, scrum meetings, constant stress and a lot more.

The play testers, the ones that do play video games for a living, they don’t play them either. They run and jump on walls over and over and over in the same spot to see if there is a bug that my husband then needs to go fix. Video game play testers job is to try and break the game. 

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But they do get unlimited soda and snacks 24/7 so you don’t ever have to leave your desk.

If you, or your kid, wants to know what it’s really like to work in the video game industry. Watch this video:

These Mountain Dew cupcakes are inspired by the reality of this video +  

  • Kidney Stones
  • Insomnia
  • Bleeding Eyes
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Dark Elves
  • Space Marines and…
  • Video game culture
Mountain Dew Cupcakes covered with Cookie Crumbs

Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Mountain Dew Cupcakes with lemon and lime cake for the gamer in your life that never wants to grow up.

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Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Catherine Olson
Mountain Dew Cupcakes and lemon lime cupcakes for the gamer in your life that never wants to grow up.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cupcakes


Lemon Lime Cupcake Batter

  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Zest 2+1 limes & lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ¾ cup carbonated Mountain Dew soda

Lemon Lime Cupcake Frosting

  • Juice & Zest 2+1 limes & lemon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cream oil, sugar and zest together until smooth and integrated
  • Add eggs and vanilla beat into the sugar mixture
  • Whisk together until batter lightens in texture and color
  • Add flour, salt and soda and mix just until combined
  • Stir in Mountain Dew
  • Transfer batter to cupcake tins, lined with paper baking cups
  • Fill liners ⅔ full
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350°, 22-25 minutes until cake springs back to the touch
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and transfer to a wire rack, let cool completely
  • Beat all ingredients until smooth
  • Frost cupcakes and top with your favorite crumbled cookies
Keyword Mountain Dew Cupcakes
Mountain Dew Cupcakes

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  1. Our godson (19) lives with us as he has had problems with his parents, and is a gamer and drinks Mountain Dew.

    I think I will make him some of these cupcakes to cheer him up, and add a cup of coffee from my single cup coffee maker all doctored up the way he likes it to go along with the cupcakes.

    Thanks for the great idea!


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