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Homemade Blue Moon Cupcakes

Light and fluffily delectable Homemade Blue Moon cupcakes. Make these awesome cupcakes for your next tailgate party or birthday bash! These cupcakes are made with Blue Moon beer for a light fluffy and flavorful result. They are sure to be a hit with all of the guests!

Blue Moon Cupcakes With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Blue Moon Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a reposted recipe from 2015 when our Seahawks went to the Super bowl.  It a great recipe for game day! Enjoy.

Super Bowl 49 is right around the corner! Washington state is full of 12’s that are backing their Seahawks all the way to another Super Bowl win. Born and raised in the great state of Washington I was automatically inducted into the ranks of 12’s.

So guess who’s hosting a Super Bowl party this year? You guessed it! I am hosting a dozen people and feverishly searching Pinterest and Google for the best appetizers and sports appropriate desserts.

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I racked my brains for good party recipes. Then my friend Julie told me about beer cupcakes. She made beer cupcakes for an adult birthday party. All the party goers raved about the taste. Julie enjoyed making a pretty easy dessert. SOLD!

I decided on beer Cupcakes for game day 🙂 Blue Moon is my husbands favorite beer. Blue Moon Cupcakes had to happen! (By the way, this is NOT a sponsored post.)

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Yummy Beer Cupcakes. Experience the featherlight texture and flavor boost  Beer gives these delicious Homemade Blue Moon cupcakes!

Beer cupcakes are so good because of the light, fluffy TEXTURE! It turns out alcohol in baked good is a great idea. Later in my baking career I explored this idea further with great success.

For now, Let’s stay focused on Beer cupcakes.

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Light and fluffy delicious homemade Blue Moon Cupcakes

Fortunately these amazing cupcakes are very simple to make and easy to dress up! Trust me when I say I am no baker! I have never made cupcakes from anything other than a box mix before this. (don’t tell my Mother!)

I am ashamed to say I am a lazy cook and tend to turn to box mixes before venturing into a recipe made from scratch. These cupcakes turned out so good! The texture was perfectly moist and spongy. The taste is light with a slight orange taste!

I might be hooked on beer cupcakes from scratch! These yummies are so much better than any box mix I have tried!

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POST UPDATE:

I have now made LOTS of cupcakes from scratch. I got hooked! Once you make cupcakes from scratch, you will love the excellent flavor and texture. Going back to boxed mixes made no sense to me.

I developed our cupcake corner for my new cupcake playground. I have made several cupcakes with alcohol like my Moscato Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Frosting, Champagne Cupcakes With Raspberry Frosting and St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Cupcakes

For a variety of delicious cupcakes made entirely from scratch, check out our cupcake corner section.  You won’t be sorry!

Homemade Blue Moon Cupcakes Recipe:

Directions For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line 12 Muffin tins with liners
  • In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • With a hand mixer, cream butter for 1 minute.
  • Add sugar and cream together with butter for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down after each addition.
  • Mix in vanilla and orange zest and stir until just combined.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together beer and milk.
  • Alternatively add beer mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Fill cupcake liners to 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack, then frost.

For frosting:

  • Mix butter in a mixer for at least 1 minute, make sure the butter turns a pale color and has a fluffy consistency.
  • Add the cream cheese, mix for an additional minute and make sure that the butter and cream cheese are fully mixed together.
  • Add in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Mix completely for at least 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the orange juice and vanilla extract until fully mixed

Decorating Tip:

  • Use a Wilton 2D tip and make a swirl top like you see pictured. Garnish with Orange zest as desired.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with fresh orange zest.
    Note: for easier piping simply place frosting in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up.

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These easy to make yummy cupcakes will be a favorite with your game day crowd!

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NUTRITION INFORMATION:

366 CALORIES/FROSTED CUPCAKE

  • Fat                        16 %    12 g 
  • Carbs                    18%   62 g
  • Protein                   6 %     4 g

Blue Moon Cupcakes
Yield: 12 Frosted Cupcakes

Homemade Blue Moon Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Light and fluffily delectable Homemade Blue Moon cupcakes. Make these awesome cupcakes for your next tailgate party or birthday bash! These cupcakes are made with Blue Moon beer for a light fluffy and flavorful result. They are sure to be a hit with all of the guests!

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2/3 cup Blue Moon beer
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange zest for garnish-to taste

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 12 Muffin tins with liners
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. With a hand mixer, cream butter for 1 minute.
  5. Add sugar and cream together with butter for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down after each addition.
  7. Mix in vanilla and orange zest and stir until just combined.
  8. In a mixing bowl whisk together beer and milk.
  9. Alternatively add beer mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  10. Fill cupcake liners to 2/3 full.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown

For the Frosting:

  1. Mix butter in a mixer for at least 1 minute, make sure the butter turns a pale color and has a fluffy consistency.
  2. Add the cream cheese, mix for an additional minute and make sure that the butter and cream cheese are fully mixed together.
  3. Add in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Mix completely for at least 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the orange juice and vanilla extract until fully mixed
  6. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with fresh orange zest. (I used a Wilton 2D tip for my swirl pattern)
  7. Note: for easier piping simply place frosting in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 366

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CrockPot Buffalo Dip(with Instant Pot instructions included)

Quick N Easy Queso Dip

Smoked cheesy Pull Apart Bread

Game Day Chili

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders

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Kendall Moses

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi, just found these delicious cupcakes and I do agree making cupcakes and cakes from scratch are the best! Do you think I can substitute buttermilk for regular milk when making your Blue Moon Cupcakes?

Diane

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Certainly! It will impact the flavor but the richness of buttermilk should be a nice complement.

Melissa

Sunday 29th of July 2018

These were delicious cupcakes, however, a few of ours didn't rise properly. All ingredients were fresh. Did anyone else have this problem?

Diane

Monday 30th of July 2018

Hi Melissa! Is it possible you opened the oven door before they were completely done baking? If cupcakes get a rush of cooler air in the oven before they are completely baked, the middle of them will fall. I'm glad you enjoyed the flavor!

Christina

Thursday 15th of March 2018

Is it possible to bake this in a 13x9in pan instead of in cupcake form? If so, would the baking time be longer? Thanks for the great recipe!

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 15th of March 2018

Hi Christina!

I've never tried baking it in a 13x9, but I'm sure you could! What I would do, is grease the pan before adding the batter to it. I would start with the 20 minute bake time, but definitely insert a toothpick in the middle to make sure it is all done baking. Just keep a close eye on it! Happy Baking!

Amanda

Thursday 28th of January 2016

I can't eat these because I'm gluten-free, but I am making these for my dad's birthday. He is going to love them!

homemadefoodjunkie

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Wonderful Amanda! How sweet of you to make this yummy treat for your dad! He will feel pretty special! Let us know how he enjoys them!

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