blue moon cupcakes.

Last week for our four year anniversary, we had a fabulous dinner of steaks and potatoes. Totally one of our favorite meals. I'll have to go through Kev's process of his steak techniques sometime, but to sum it all up, they are the best steaks ever! I managed to find a really easy recipe for Blue Moon cupcakes, and since Kev loves that kind of beer I thought these cupcakes would be a really yummy idea. 
To put this recipe in simple terms, all you basically need is yellow cake mix, Blue Moon, and oranges. If you are a baker and a Blue Moon drinker? You are pretty much set. But to put this recipe in not so simple terms, I'll go into all the details on how to make these tasty cupcakes.
Garnish (Optional):
  • 1 orange (sliced up however you'd like)
  • 1/2 cup Blue Moon
I put the orange slices in a little cereal bowl, poured the beer in, and let them soak while I prepared the cupcakes. Mmm Mmmm.
Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (plus the usual oil & eggs on the cake box directions)
  • 1 bottle of Blue Moon
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • cupcake liners
A little helpful hint for the cupcakes, you are going to make these cupcakes exactly like you would make a regular box of cupcakes, the only difference is....in place of the water you will use the beer. Yum. Pretty easy huh? You don't have to make the frosting, you can do what you want with that, but if you want these bad boys to taste even better I recommend making the frosting for sure.
 
 
Frosting ingredients:
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp Blue Moon 
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
As soon as the cupcakes came out of the oven, I took a fork and poked a few holes in each one and brushed some Blue Moon over the tops of them so the beer would soak through the cupcakes. It sounds like it's a lot of beer, but once you taste these it's really not. You can taste a hint of beer, and the citrus of the orange zest really brings out the flavor.
These were so so good! If you search for other recipes, their are a ton of them that are from scratch but I chose this one because it seemed the easiest and it tasted to good too!

(Recipe via : Brittany herself)

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