This recipe quite literally had my name written all over it the first time I came across it almost two years ago. I was simply gliding through my Pinterest feed when there it was. My husbands favorite beer in cupcake form with the caption "Ash! we have gotta try this!" attached.
Right then and there I knew I had to make these cupcakes and of course they became an instant favorite in our household. A delicious blend of wheaty and orangy flavor cake topped with a cool cream cheese frosting makes this treat just perfect for summer.
Blue Moon Cupcakes (makes approx. 15 cupcakes)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Melt butter and set aside to cool down.
3) Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, beer, vanilla, and orange zest in one bowl, and mix together the sugar, flour, coriander, and baking soda in another.
4) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two parts, using a mixer to combine. Add the melted butter and combine.
5) Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
*Tip* To make mini cupcakes with frosting contained inside the lip of the cupcake liners; only fill cupcake liners with a tablespoon of batter. Or if you are using normal size cupcake liners use 2 tables spoons of batter. This will leave room for the icing to pool nicely inside the liners, making for a "froth on top of your beer" looking cupcake.
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (makes extra frosting)
1) Blend the cream cheese, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and Blue Moon in a large bowl, using an electric mixer set at medium speed, until smooth.
2) Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy -- about 3 more minutes.
Chill & Enjoy!
This recipe is meant to be made as cupcakes but can be doubled and separated into two cake pans to be made as a cake.
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