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

Beer cheese Super Bowl cupcakes are sure to be a new and unique addition to the same old thing. They are topped with bacon and cheddar cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Stefani


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 large 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.


Cupcake Instructions

  • Heat beer and butter in a large saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted.
  • Add cheddar.
  • Remove from heat, and whisk in the sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix the sour cream mixture into the beer mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
  • Fold flour mixture into the batter.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 fill.
  • Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean.

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Add grated cheddar.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
  • Stir in bacon bits.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1.2mg