I made these cupcakes with a friend for her Housewarming Party and they were a huge hit. The original recipe we used was from Erica's Sweet Tooth.
What you need:
3/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
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- 1/2 cups Blue Moon
1/4 cup milk
Orange wedges for garnish
12 oz cream cheese, cold
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (we squeezed all we could from the orange for most flavor)
1 tsp orange zest
4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place 24 cupcake liners in the cupcake pans
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt
In a different bowl beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating after each one is added. Add the vanilla and orange zest.
Combine milk and beer, and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.
Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes.
While cupcakes are baking, cream together the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm.