Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Memorial Day has come and gone which means it is officially summertime which means that summer inspired cupcakes are in order.  Cherry limeade is one of my favorite thirst quenching beverages but in cupcake form with beer added, it is simply sublime.

Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.


○ 1/2 cup butter

○ 2 limes juice and zest

○ 1 cup sugar

○ 3 eggs

○ 2 1/2 cup flour

○ 1/2 tsp baking powder

○ 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. milk

○ 1 Tbsp. vanilla

○ Green food coloring if desired


○ 4 oz cream cheese

○ 1/2 cup soft butter

○ 4 cup confectioner’s sugar

○ 10 Tbsp Kriek (for this recipe I used Lindeman’s because its nice and tart!)

○ Red food coloring if desired

As always, begin by measuring out the beer for the recipe and set aside.  Pour the remaining beer into proper glassware and enjoy.

Preheat oven to 375°

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients for the cupcakes.  Beat until smooth.  Pour mixture into lined cupcake pans.

Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

For the frosting mix all ingredients in a large bowl and beat until the desired consistency is reached, approximately 3 minutes.

Once cupcakes have cooled, frost and enjoy!

About Bess Dougherty

Bess Dougherty's life revolves around hooch. By day she has the pleasure of making beer. At night this dame can often be found sipping whiskey and beer around town. This bearcat is also an avid homebrewer. Yar.