Cherry Chub Cakes

With so much talk of Great American Beer Festival going on lately (and tickets on sale this past week), I felt it appropriate to make a batch of cupcakes inspired by one  of my favorite beers from last year’s festivities.  This was something special I got to try at good ol’ Star Bar that was an oak aged sour cherry Old Chub from Oskar Blues.  Holyamazeballs that beer was tasty!  These cupcakes are my tribute to that beer and, well, that week in general.

Measure out the beer you will be needing for the recipes and set aside.  Pour the remaining beer to enjoy separately while you bake, or go ahead, have fun with life, and mix the two together in a lovely beer cocktail.  Preheat oven to 375°.  For this recipe, I recommend mixing the frosting first then throwing it in the refrigerator to chill while you make the cupcake batter to get it to a workable consistency.

Makes approximate Cherry Chub ly 24 cupcakes.


○  2 1/3 flour

○  1 1/3 cups sugar

○  2 tsp baking powder

○  1/2 cup softened butter

○  1/2 cup milk

○  3/4 cup Oskar Blues Old Chub  (Aw yeah, keepin’ it local)

○  2 eggs


3 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

○  1 cup softened butter

○  2 Tbsp. whipping cream

○  1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. Kriek (For this I used good ol’ fashioned Lindeman’s, the sweetness lends nicely to desserts.)

Baked Cherry Chub

Blend together all ingredients for the frosting in a large bowl.  Mix for a few minutes, then place in a refrigerator to let chill.  Mix all of the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl, blend until smooth.  Pour into lined cupcake tins.  Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let cool and then frost.

Best enjoyed in groups of friends whilst reminiscing about beer weeks, beer festivals, or just good, delicious beer.  Cheers!

Recipe made for high altitude baking.

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.