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Beer Cheese Cupcakes with Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting: The Ultimate Super Bowl Cupcake

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup 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.
  • 1 stick plus 1 tb, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 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.
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tb vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup bacon bits I made my own by cooking some bacon in a glass pan in the microwave for 3 minutes between paper towels and food processing it.

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  1. 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 F for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean.

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  2. Add grated cheddar.
  3. Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
  4. Stir in bacon bits.