Sugar Swings! Serve Some: blue moon beer blondies & cupcakes....!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

blue moon beer blondies & cupcakes....!


....so since cinco de mayo is coming up! what a fun holiday and i love how lots of beer and alcohol infused foods start showing up all over the place this time of year....

....and it's also the season for spring like beers....so why not make some beer blondies and cupcakes?!


...this is another super simple recipe that i found here which was inspired by this recipe....it called for 2/3 cup of light colored beer so i used blue moon which is a belgian style wheat beer (you could also use corona or similar too)....


...i also replaced the lemon and lime zest in the recipe with orange zest since this beer has flavors of coriander and orange (so it fits in nicely with flavor)...


.....for the icing i also used the beer for the liquid....add confectioners sugar to about 1/3 cup of the beer and the zest of 1/2 of an orange....


....add enough sugar to get a good glaze consistency...


....and i've made blue moon beer cupcakes before here from scratch.....but these are super simple since i had frozen vanilla cupcake batter that i wanted to use.....just bake up normally then "inject" them with about 2 teaspoons of the beer! (you could also brush on while the cupcakes are warm and let the beer soak in)...the frosting is left over swiss meringue buttercream....i actually experimented and added a little beer (maybe 1/8 of a cup) to about 2 cups of this frosting...it made it too liquidy so needed to add some confectioners sugar to firm it up


....cut up the blondies into squares once the glaze has set.....and you get some really tasty beer blondies! (these are actually more like a tea cake versus dense like brownies or blondies---which actually was a nice surprise - very very tasty and moist!)


...and also some really simple beer cupcakes topped with swiss meringue buttercream with a little beer flavor as well and topped with some orange zest....adding the beer directly too the cupcake made them moist and the beer flavor is not at all overpowering.


 ....i am just getting back from a solo trip to amsterdam for work, so still recovering from that (what a beautiful city!) .....but definitely make one of these beer desserts for a grown up party....the cupcakes were good, but i have to say the blondies may be one of my favorite desserts to date!..thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a super great week!

13 comments :

  1. ok you are a complete genius! My husband may just think I am a divine queen for making these w/ his fav beer!

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    1. Thanks Trish! He will love them! Thanks :)

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    1. Thanks heather! I just borrowed from others and tweaked it :)

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  3. I've never had Blue Moon but you're making me want to try it!

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    1. as beers go, it's pretty dang yummy!

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  4. YUM! Those are beautiful bars and cupcakes. :)

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  5. I'm not a drinker, but these look so fabulous for spring!

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  6. Oh my goodness, your version of the beer blondies sounds so good!! I love Blue Moon and that orange glaze looks great!

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  7. Yum Yum!!! I just found your blog on Mrs Foxs Sweets. I'll host a party every month with a different theme and would love you to join! Please visit my blog for more information on "My Sweet Party" post uploaded 2nd of May.

    http://www.meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    Johanna

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  8. I am interested in making the beer blondies for a gift for someone who loves Blue Moon. Can you actually taste the Blue Moon in it? I have made margarita balls before and was really disappointed because you couldn't really taste the tequila at all.

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    1. You can, but it's not overwhelming at all. Plus the blue moon orange and spice notes really lends itself well to baking! GL!

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