Day 33 – Beer and Chocolate Cupcakes

2 Sep

I hope all of you are getting ready for some Labor Day fun. Maybe a party. Maybe a BBQ. Hopefully the weather is nice for you! In honor of the last outdoor-style holiday before the weather changes, I chose 2 classic BBQ items. Chocolate. And beer.

But, it is a pair you don’t often see together!  Beer & Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Just Dip it in Chocolate). But, I’m trying to keep an open mind, so let’s try them!  (And, it kinda sounds like a party…)

It’s also my first Musical Monday!!!!  So, enjoy the video below and if you want more artist info OR are interested in submitting an original song of your own (or a “My Year of Cupcakes” video to be used in the intros), please contact me!!

Now, onto the cupcakes!

Beer & Chocolate Cupcake     Mini Beer & Chocolate Cupcakes

These cakes are extremely delicate, literally falling apart.  They are very moist.  The full-size is definitely more chocolate-y.  Otherwise they both have an almost-stout taste, but without the bite.

Beer frosting

The frosting is very unstable.  It ends up more like a glaze.  It’s nice though.  Sweet with just a hint of the beer flavor, but it isn’t very prominent.

Beer & Chocolate Cupcake     Mini Beer & Chocolate Cupcake

The combination is nice.  You get chocolate first, then sweet from the frosting, finished with the beer.  Like the beer is an afterthought.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 3

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 17.5

RECIPE:

Beer and Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Just Dip it it Chocolate)

Ingredients:
1 stick Butter, softened
1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
2 Eggs
1/2  tsps Salt
1/2 tsps Baking Soda
1/2 tsps Baking Powder
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Flavored Beer, I used Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss
1/2 Cup Water
1 tsps vanilla extract
Icing Ingredients:
1 Cup of Butter
2 TBSP Flavored Beer used above
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 TBSP Heavy Cream
1 Tsp Vanilla
 
For directions visit Just Dip it in Chocolate.
*Tomorrow: Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting*

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