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2.22.2012

Blue Moon White Ale Cupcakes



Beer in a cupcake?

You betchya!

My husband was totally surprised with this one. He is a big fan of Blue Moon, but really now in cupcake form??

They really hold the beer flavor through the baking process, and it even has a foamy topping!

Blue Moon Cupcakes

Ingredients:
Recipe adapted from Miss Make 
 
3/4 cup unsalted butter,melted
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 drops red food coloring
10 drops yellow food coloring
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 1/4 cup Blue Moon beer

Directions:
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In your electric mixer cream together butter and sugar on medium/low speed.
Add in your eggs one at a time until they are incorporated.
Mix in vanilla orange zest and food coloring.
Alternately add in your flour mixture and beer. When it is all incorporated. Pour batter into 24 cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake at 375 for 18 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. 

For your frothy foamy top

2 egg whites
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tarter
1/3 cup of water
In a sauce pan over medium heat mix sugar cream of tarter and water together over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat.
In your electric mixer whip egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Add in orange juice and vanilla extract. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Slowly add in water sugar mixture. Beat continuously for 7 minutes. 

Garnish with an orange slice.


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