Blueberry Wheat Ale Cupcakes

Blueberry Wheat Ale Cupcakes | Baking Break

Cheers to this new recipe! After trying a Blueberry Ale during my trip to Boston last year, I’ve been eager to sample more. KBC Blueberry Wheat Ale can be found at Trader Joe’s and has been stocked in my fridge over the past few months. Inspired by last year’s Lemon Berry Shandy Cupcakes, I decided to try out a blueberry version. Best of all, I successfully made blueberry frosting! After last year’s debacle with raspberry buttercream I had my doubts. I tried Tattooed Martha’s recipe and it was a success! Also, after discovering her blog I want to make all the things.

Blueberries and Beer

Grab some blueberries from your favorite farmer’s market and whip up these delicious little treats.

Pre-frosting

Blueberry Wheat Ale Cupcakes
Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 cup blueberry beer of you choice
1 cup fresh blueberries (I might add another 1/2 cup next time I make these)

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In your mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the sugar gradually and continue to beat until the sugar is completely mixed in.
4. Add the eggs, beating after each and then add the vanilla.
5. Mix the beer and milk in a cup. Add the mixture and the flour alternately.
6. Gently fold in the blueberries.
7. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 18 minutes. Cupcakes should be golden, do the toothpick test to make sure.
8. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost away with Tattooed Martha’s Blueberry Buttercream Frosting and add your extra blueberries to garnish.

Blueberry Wheat Ale Cupcakes: A perfect summer treat!

Recent Favorites

Whew, what a wonderful whirlwind this summer has been. Vacation, celebratory showers, birthdays–so many reasons to bake! Here are a few of my recent favorites.

Recent Favorites

The Spicy Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies win my top vote, I think they may be the greatest cookie ever.

The Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars were for Father’s Day, and while not my personal favorite, they received great reviews and were really easy. When in doubt, Betty Crocker always comes through.

Need a fancy treat? I made these Black Raspberry Brie Bites for a baby shower  – cute and so delicious!

Breakfast is always hard for me, I get burnt out easily. I’ve made these Spinach Muffins a few times, although recently I’ve turned in to one of those green smoothie drinkers. (Something I never thought would happen.)

Those are all my baking highlights and this past weekend I was able to do a little recipe testing of my own and will have an exciting treat to share soon. Hint: It involves blueberries!