Hefeweizen Cupcakes

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

I’m in puppy love with my Hefeweizen cupcakes. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on a quest to find the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake and the past 15 or so cupcake recipes I’ve made have been some variety of vanilla, or maybe these Hefeweizen cupcakes really are just that good. If you are a beer fan (I’m talking about the kind of person who drinks beer for the taste)and you like wheat beer, you will truly appreciate this cupcake. With beer in both the cupcake and the glaze, they have a noticeable beer flavor. The cupcakes also contain a touch of lemon as though you squeezed some in your bottle at home.


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes 18 Cupcakes

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES

4 large
egg whites
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
vegetable oil
zest of 2 large lemon or 4 small lemons
6 Tbsp
whole milk
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
hefeweizen or other wheat beer

FOR THE BEER GLAZE

1 c
malted milk powder
4 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
hefeweizen or other wheat beer
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Cupcakes:
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form.
2
Gradually mix in the sugar.
3
Mix in baking powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, zest, and milk.
4
Mix in half of the flour.
5
Mix in the beer.
6
Mix in the other half of the flour.
7
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
8
Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched. Cool completely on a wire rack.
9
For the Beer Glaze:
In a double boiler, combine all the ingredients except for the butter and sugar.
10
Melt the mixture, stirring continuously until it's thick - about 12 minutes. Mixture will be lumpy.
11
Cool completely.
12
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the cooled malt mixture with the butter.
13
Mix in the powdered sugar. The end result should be a thick and sticky glaze.
14
Spread onto cooled cupcakes.

About this Recipe

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