Blueberry Lime Cupcakes

It’s summer time again kids and that means light and fruity rules the streets.  One killer combo I have discovered is blueberry and lime.  Nice and tart with a bit of juicy sweetness.  The beer I chose to use for this recipe is Wild Blue blueberry lager.  On its own it is far too sweet for me to drink, but good hot damn it is awesome in baking.

Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.

Cupcake:

  •  1/2 cup butter Pre-baking
  •  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
  • 1 small package fresh blueberries
  •  Green food coloring if desired

Frosting:

  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 5 Tbsp blueberry beer

As always, begin by measuring out the beer for the recipe and set aside.  Pour the remaining beer into proper glassware and enjoy.  For the Wild Blue I recommend blending with a wheat beer to enjoy as it is too sweet on its own.  Preheat oven to 375°.  In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the cupcakes minus the blueberries.  Beat until smooth.  Gently fold blueberries into the mixture.  Pour mixture into lined cupcake pans.  Bake for 15-18 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!

Oh so blue.

* This recipe was made for high altitudes.

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.

  • Micki828

    I made these yesterday! They are sooo good! I could eat the icing by the spoonful! And when the beer was added to the icing, it made it such a pretty color!