Beer Cheese Super Bowl Cupcakes

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

On Superbowl Sunday 2014 , I saw a recipe for Beer Cheese Superbowl Cupcakes with Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting pop up in my Facebook stream from Ang’s Pampered Chef Kitchen, and knew I just had to try it.

Beer and cheese dip show up at every Super Bowl party. Beer cheese Super Bowl cupcakes are sure to be a new and unique (to say the least) addition to the same old thing. Oh, and let’s not forget that these Super Bowl cupcakes are topped with bacon and cheddar cream cheese frosting. Can you say artery clogging?


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Serves:

Makes 36 Cupcakes

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CUPCAKE

2 c
beer (i used bud select. i'm not usually a bud gal, but they do sponsor the super bowl, so i had to go there.)
2 stick
plus 2 tablespoons, unsalted butter
2 c
grated cheddar (i'd go for the good stuff here. get something nice and sharp, not the cheap stuff that comes shredded in a bag.)
4 c
dark brown sugar
1 1/4 c
sour cream
4 large
eggs
2 c
pure vanilla extract
4 c
flour
5 tsp
baking soda

BACON CHEDDAR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature (2-8 ounce packages)
1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
8 c
powdered sugar
1 1/4 c
grated cheddar
2 c
bacon bits (about 12-16 strips of bacon)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat beer and butter in a large saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted.
2
Add cheddar.
3
Remove from heat, and whisk in the sugar.
4
In a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla.
5
Mix the sour cream mixture into the beer mixture.
6
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
7
Fold flour mixture into the batter.
8
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 fill.
9
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
10
Make the Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
11
Add grated cheddar.
12
Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
13
Stir in bacon bits.
14
How to Make Football Cupcake Toppers:
It’s simply a chocolate covered almond with white decorator gel on it. It’s so easy and so cute!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy