Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cupcakes Week 30

I thought that since I was creating a few cupcakes with alcohol, that I should pay tribute to my geographical area ;)

Boston Lager Cupcakes
½ cup butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
¾ cup all-purpose Flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup water
½ cup Samuel Adams Boston Lager
2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place butter, sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Add in eggs and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour in water and Boston Lager, then salt. Mix until mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Line muffin tin with muffin liners. Pour approximately 3 - 4 oz into each cup. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Boston Lager Buttercream Frosting

3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon whipping cream
2 tbsp Samuel Adams Boston Lager

In a standing mixer with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended, then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract, Boston Lager and whipping cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

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