Day 186 – Blue Moon Cupcakes

2 Feb

It’s the day of the big game…or so I’ve been told.  I must confess.  I’m not really a sports person.  But, even I know that the Super Bowl is today.  So, for all you football fans (or beer fans OR cupcake fans), I give you Blue Moon Cupcakes (recipe below from Melissa Creates).

Orange-Cupcake     Mini-Orange-Cupcake

The cupcakes are thick, dense and fairly moist. A lot like a pound cake. They have a very strong orange flavor, with a little sweetness and a Blue Moon aftertaste.

Orange-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. It’s thick, but very easy to pipe. It has a sweet, orange-cream-cheese flavor. Simple and yummy.

Blue-Moon-Cupcake     Mini-Blue-Moon-Cupcake

Together it’s sweet and very orange-flavored! Very orange. Delightfully so. There is a slight beer aftertaste, which is a little odd, but not a bad thing. Especially if you like beer. I’m not sure I would know there was beer in this cupcake by just tasting it. There would be an odd aftertaste, but it’s not strong enough to know necessarily. But, if you’re a Blue Moon fan, this is totally your cupcake. A little more orange-flavored than the beer, but a very nice interpretation.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL:19

RECIPE

Blue Moon Cupcakes (recipe from Melissa Creates)

Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange or lime zest
  • 1 cup Blue Moon or Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
  • 1/4 cup milk
Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 12 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange/lime juice
  • 1 tsp orange/lime zest
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Orange/lime wedges and sanding sugar for garnish

For directions visit Melissa Creates.

*Tomorrow: Double Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 186 – Blue Moon Cupcakes”

  1. lauriepieper February 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I am not a beer fan but am tempted to try these!!

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