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Could we make a Blue Moon Cupcake? YES!
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5 from 3 votes

Blue Moon Boozy Cupcakes

I was trying to think of a new cupcake flavor and when I thought orange, Blue Moon came to mind. Could we make a Blue Moon Cupcake? We could and we did! This is the perfect dessert for an adult party. Whether it's a tailgate, Oscar party, St. Patrick's Day party, or a cookout, these Blue Moon Cupcakes will be the hit of the party!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 1 ⅔ C flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 orange zested and divided
  • C blue moon beer
  • 2 tablespoon skim milk

Blue Moon Orange Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 4 tablespoon blue moon beer
  • orange zest plus more for topping
  • 3 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • 1 orange cut into 12 slices

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° and line your cupcake pan with blue liners.  
    In a large mixing bowl, mix together your flour, baking powder, and sea salt and set aside. 
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until combined and fluffy. 
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated after each egg. 
  • Mix in the vanilla, 3 tablespoon of orange zest, Blue Moon Beer, and milk. 
  • Gradually mix in the flour mixture until combined and smooth. 
  • Scoop batter into the cupcake liners filling them ¾ full. 
  • Bake in the oven for 21 minutes. 
  • Let cool completely before frosting 
  • Frosting directions 
  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth and stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop frosting into piping bag
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with an orange slice. Enjoy!