Friday, May 4, 2012

Corona Cupcakes for Cinco De Mayo

I love to read Lauren Conrad's blog and yesterday she posted these amazing looking Corona Cupcakes...
                                                             Source: laurenconrad.com via Winetastebeerbudget on Pinterest

I mean, seriously!  I WILL be making these tomorrow. I think I will literally and figuratively be swooning over these.  I'll be enjoying my Kentucky Derby while wearing my hat and eating these to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. 

 Here's the recipe from LC's blog...
Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients for the Cupcakes
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 cup Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Lime wedges
Instructions for the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, beating after each addition then add the vanilla and zest.
  5. Combine milk and beer and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.  
  6. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. {I made a batch of full size cupcakes and a batch of minis too. For some reason, everything tastes better when it's small! If you do make the mini version, bake for half the time and check them frequently since they cook much faster.}
  7. When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm.  
Ingredients for the Citrus Frosting
  • 12 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions for the Frosting
  1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.  
  2. Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar until combined.  Beat until smooth for about 2 minutes.
  3. Load frosting in a piping bag fit with a large star tip and pipe cupcake tops once cooled. {I only ended up putting a little squggle of frosting on my final batch becuase the frosting was so rich, so just test it out and see what works best for you!}
Serve the cupcakes with a cold Corona or a tall glass of milk and enjoy!


What are your plans for these big events this weekend?


16 comments:

  1. Seriously?! These look insane! I think I'll make these for my husband's birthday, he'll love them :)

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  2. ok, i just want the frosting. yum!!

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  3. These look ridiculously good!
    Thanks for stopping by Fashion Truffles! Now following :)
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  4. What a perfect treat for Cinco De Mayo.

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  5. Ahhhhh!!! Love this...might just have to switch it up & make these tomorrow instead of my frosted sugar cookies!!

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  6. that looks good!!

    http://yajairasfashionnotes.blogspot.com/

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  7. These look amazing! Have a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  8. THOSE LOOK SOOO FABULOUS! and they must be if they came from LC!

    xo Rachel

    www.glamhampton.com

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  9. I'm not a beer drinker...wonder if you can really taste the beer?? Definitely a perfect treat to bring to any Cinco de Mayo party! :)

    So excited that you want to join in on the Friday's Fancies fun!!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  10. YUMMY!!! Perfect for Cinco De Mayo!

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  11. These look delish!! Thanks for posting, perfect for tomorrow!

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  12. Those look amazing! If I had a bigger kitchen, I would totally make those.

    -Lauren
    www.coffeeandcolor.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello dear,
    maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with blogger or via bloglovin? or even both?

    wolffashion.blogspot.com

    have a nice day!
    gV

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