Beer Cupcakes are the Perfect Super Bowl Dessert

January 28, 2012

Whether you are rooting for the Giants or the Patriots, these beer cupcakes from Sweet Tooth are the perfect Super Bowl dessert.  The cupcakes were inspired by the author's, Erica, two favorite Super Bowl beers- Blue Moon and Corona.  They are topped with citrus infused cream cheese frosting, lime for the Corona and orange for the Blue Moon,, to compliment the flavors in the cupcake.  Any football fan will drool over this unexpected sweet treat.

For the beer cupcakes:
3/4 cups 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
For full recipe instructions, click here.

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