The hot and humid summer months are a perfect time to enjoy an ice-cold brew, but baking a favorite beer into a cupcake might be even better. Capital City Package, an Atlanta beer store, carries many popular beers including Corona, Blue Moon, Guinness, Yuengling and brands local to Georgia, such as Sweetwater 420. Any of these beers can be paired with complimentary flavors – such as Corona and lime or Guinness and chocolate – to create delightful cocktail cupcakes.
Savory might not be a favored flavor for cupcakes, but the Cupcake Project created a delectable beer and cheddar cupcake topped with a bacon cheddar cream cheese frosting. For this trifecta of beer mates together in one cupcake you will need:
1 cup of your favorite beer
9 tablespoons of butter (1 stick + 1 additional tablespoon)
1 cup of grated good quality cheddar cheese
2 cups of dark brown sugar
¾ cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
In a large saucepan, heat the beer and butter until the butter is melted. Stir often and do not boil the mixture. Once the butter is melted, add the cheddar until melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the sugar. In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix the sour cream mixture with the cooled beer and cheese mixture. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Fold the flour mixture into the liquid mixture, being careful not to over mix. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the tops spring back when touched and a cake tester inserted comes out clean. To prepare the frosting, beat 8 ounces of room-temperature cream cheese with ¼ cup of room-temperature unsalted butter. Add ¾ cup of grated cheddar, and slowly sift in 4 cups powdered sugar. Finally, stir in 1 cup of chopped cooked bacon. Frost the cupcakes once they have fully cooled.
The Cupcake Project has several other simple and delicious beer cupcake recipes to enjoy, including wheat beer and chocolate stout cupcakes. As always, Capital City Package provides recipes to customers and encourages experimentation to create a new favorite drink or dessert.
Capital City Package was established in 1968. There is a certified wine specialist on staff to help customers select the best wine from a newly renovated and expanded collection. Capital City Package carries craft beers and a superior selection of liquor, to help customers stock a home bar or plan parties and special events. Located at 784 Collier Road, NW in Atlanta, Georgia, Capital City Package is open Monday through Saturday. To read more about Capital City’s selection or sign up for the promotional newsletter, visit http://capitalcitypackage.wordpress.com/
2575 Peachtree Road, Ste 300-A
Atlanta, GA 30305