One of Ryan and I’s favorite beers is Blue Moon… As well as many other peoples. I thought that it would be great in cupcakes and I made them for a few friends birthdays this past weekend! They were a great hit! Yummmmy. I love the orange citrus taste in them as well. Try them out and see for yourselves…. Enjoy
Here’s what you’ll need…..
3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp orange or lime zest
1 cup Blue Moon or Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
1/4 cup milk
Orange/lime wedges and sanding sugar for garnish
For the citrus cream cheese frosting:
12 oz cream cheese, cold
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange/lime juice
1 tsp orange/lime zest
4 cups powdered sugar
Orange for decoration
First, Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Next, in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Add eggs, beating after each one, then add the vanilla and zest. Smell that orange Zest!!!! Yummm
Combine milk and beer and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.
Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.
When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm. This will also help them stay super moist!
Cream together the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar until well-combined. Beat until smooth for about 2 minutes.
Load frosting in a piping bag fit with a large star tip and pipe cupcake tops once cooled. (If you don’t have a piping bag- use a Large zip lock bag and cut a whole at one end!!)
I also slice an orange and cut them in to 1/8 pieces for the topping.
Frost and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Original Recipe from- http://www.ericasweettooth.com