SOTD Eats: Blue Moon Cupcakes

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I shared this recipe three years ago, but now that I’m a little better at food photography I thought I’d post it again (goodness the old photos were bad!). SOMEONE celebrated his 31st birthday over the weekend and he may or may not also be a beer enthusiast so what better birthday treat than beer cupcakes?! I stuck with the Blue Moon Cupcakes since I’ve made them before and knew they were good. I haven’t experimented with other types of beer, but I think that may be in the future with this guy around. 

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Let me just tell you, in the past three years I’ve forgotten how dang good these cupcakes really are! The cake alone was so spongey, light and delicious that I ate two cupcakes before the icing ever went on…oops! Seriously, they were delicious and the rave reviews solidified that this recipe can’t go anywhere anytime soon. 

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Blue Moon Cupcakes
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2266 calories
410 g
10 g
61 g
23 g
9 g
526 g
3443 g
0 g
0 g
48 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
526g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2266
Calories from Fat 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g
94%
Saturated Fat 9g
46%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 3443mg
143%
Total Carbohydrates 410g
137%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
71%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Boxed Cake Mix (Yellow or White, making it per instructions)
  2. 1 Bottle Blue Moon
  3. 1 tsp Orange Zest
  4. Cupcake Liners
Instructions
  1. 1. Open one bottle of beer. Let it sit- it’s best to work with when it’s a little less foamy.
  2. 2. Pre-heat the oven per the cake box instructions.
  3. 3. Prep garnish. Slice the orange into small slices.
  4. 4. Mix the cake batter, replacing the water with beer and add in 1 tsp of orange zest. Fill the cupcake liners just under 3/4 full.
  5. 5. Bake per the box instructions
  6. 6. Assemble the frosting: mix the powdered sugar and melted butter in a large mixing bowl
  7. 7. In a small bowl mix the 2 tbsp orange juice and 4 tbsp beer, and slowly add that to the sugar while mixing on low until you get your desired frosting consistency.
  8. 8. Once the cupcakes have cooled, add frosting, and enjoy!
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calories
2266
fat
61g
protein
23g
carbs
410g
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Frosting Recipe:

5 cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, soft/melted
4 tbsp Beer
2 tbsp Orange Juice

What alcoholic beverage would you mix to make cupcakes?

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  • Jen

    My husband would absolutely love these!!

    • Megan

      There are so many similar recipes, you just sub out the water in the recipe for beer. SO GOOD!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Okay, I may be gluten-free but my hubby is NOT. He would flip for this!

    • Megan

      Yes!!!!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    Holy amazing! These sound SO good and I can’t wait to make them.