Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wild Blue Cupcakes

Using beer in cupcakes?  Yes, it's true!  You can cook with beer and Wild Blue cupcakes are delicious!  If you are a fan of fruity beers and cupcakes, then you need to try this.

You can taste the hint of blueberry, but the flavor is not overwhelming.  Much needed after my sweet puppy chewed a pair of my favorite shoes.



Cupcake Ingredients
 (recipe adapted from missmake.com)
3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 c sugar
2 1/2 c flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 c Wild Blue beer
1/4 c milk

Directions 
1. Line 2, 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners..  In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking power and salt.
2. In a large bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds.  Add sugar a little bit at a time, beating well.  Once it's all added beat for 2 more minutes.
3. Add eggs, beating after each.
4. Add vanilla and beat.
5. Add in milk and beer, and whisk well
6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 18 minutes, or until cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely.  Once cooled, frost

Butter Cream Frosting Ingredients (recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk

Directions
In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until smooth.  Add salt, vanilla and milk, continue to beat until light and fluffy.

*After reading this article, I found that not all of the alcohol in the beer was baked out of the cupcakes.  Therefore, I did not serve these to my children.  Not a problem, that leaves more for my husband and me!

**A huge thanks to folks over at Wild Blue for featuring this recipe on their Facebook page!



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30 comments:

  1. I love beer, I love cupcakes... I'm sold! YUM!

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  2. Do you want me to stay fat forever?
    m.

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  3. Hello cupcake let's be friends!
    Yum Brandi :)

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  4. Hmm Beer in cupcakes sounds good to me.

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  5. That sounds delish! cup cakes and bear! yummy!

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  6. Oh my goodness these recipes keep getting better all the time. I make a beer batter for fried fish but I never thought about using it for a desert.Flavored beer is delicious I can almost taste these cupcakes yum!

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  7. Hi, Brandi

    These look yummy! Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  8. Oh, no... not your favorite shoes!

    Well, those unique cupcakes do sound yummy!

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  9. Just when I think I know all your secrets! You pull something new out the box! Love it!

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  10. I love this! My husband is turning 40 next year in Feb and I need a mature menu, I will try these and I am sure they will be there on the buffet table.

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  11. beer AND sugar. sold. :) i could just lick the frosting off that last photo!

    -Shelly

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  12. Hi Brandi!

    I love serving cupcake in snacks. Sometimes they are colored.
    I never did one, I buy (lol), but I realized it is very easy.

    Kisses

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  13. These look & sound delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I just signed up as your latest follower!

    Melissah
    from Country Style Chic

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  14. Beer and Cupcakes..WOW! Somewhere that is the best of both worlds! So glad to see they featured your recipe, congrats.

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  15. Looks AMAZING... I just pinned it so I can make them later :)

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  16. The icing on these cupcakes is what looks good to me! You sure did a great job frosting them.
    Enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning. Great Mother's Day post! You are a fabulous mother!

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  17. Oh yummy! I will have to give this recipe a try :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  18. I've never tasted beer flavored cupcakes, though I wouldn't be against trying some. Sounds interesting.

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  19. I found you at The Weekend Potluck. I've never heard or seen Wild Blue Beer. But I am now on a search. The cupcakes sound wonderful and can't wait to give them a try. I am over at A'lil Country Sugar www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

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  20. I have never seen Wild Blue beer before! I bet those cupcakes are delicious!

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  21. Ohhh I love that beer, I will have to make these. Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from Todays Creative Blog!

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  22. Wow! I LOVE cupcakes. I don't drink alcohol anymore, but when I did I never tried that beer. Sounds interesting and the cupcakes look delicious!

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  23. AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESOME recipe!!!!! this one is getting made!!!!!! thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much! sending hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Whoa - beer in a cupcake?! I'm in! I love your note at the end about not being able to serve it to your kids. Sorry kids - more for Mom & Dad!

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  25. My husband likes to use beer in his pancakes in place of the liquid. He usually mixes half wheat pancake flour in as well, and it brings out the grain. YUMMMMM. By using different flavors of beer, it really changes the taste. Recently, we found a recipe online for oatmeal pancakes, and he uses the individual serving oatmeal packets in different flavors instead of measuring oatmeal. Such variation and yummy!

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  26. Yummmyyyyy !!!Thanks for Sharing this with us!!!

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