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Beer Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Cupcakes spiked with IPA then topped with pretzels and peanuts for the perfect "man" cake!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer in cupcakes, fathers day cupcakes
Servings: 10 cupcakes
Author: Jackie
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup craft beer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter , softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup crushed pretzels
  • ¼ cup roasted , salted peanuts
Chocolate Ganache Drizzle
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1 cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer or a large bowl, combine melted butter and sugar and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add egg to sugar/butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
  5. Add vanilla and beer and mix.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture mixing until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Fill liners ⅔ of a way full.
  8. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a knife is inserted and when removed is clean.
  1. Cream cream cheese and butter together until fluffy.
  2. Turn mixer to low and beat in powdered sugar and milk.
  3. Once combined, beat on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Pipe or spread frosting onto the cupcakes.
  5. Top with crushed pretzels and peanuts.
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, butter, and cream and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again for 10 second increments until completely melted.
  2. Let cool for a few minutes then place in ziploc bag and snip off the corner.
  3. Drizzle over cupcakes.