2.03.2012

corona cupcakes

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  18 minutes
servings:  24

cupcake ingredients:
3/4 cup unsalted butter - softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs - room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 cup corona beer
1/4 cup milk
small lime slices (for garnish)
 
frosting ingredients:
2 egg whites - room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup water

cupcake directions:
1.  line 24 cupcake trays with liners.  in a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking power and salt.
2.  in a large bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds.  add sugar a little bit at a time, beating well.  once it's all added beat for 2 more minutes.
3.  add eggs, beating after each.
4.  add vanilla and lime zest and beat.
5.  mix beer and milk in a measuring cup.  alternatively add beer / milk mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture in the large bowl, beating after each.  end on the flour mixture.
6. fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  bake for 18 minutes at 375 degrees until cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. once cool, frost each cupcake with a generous amount of frosting.  just before serving, garnish each with a small lime slice.

frosting directions:
1.  in a saucepan, mix sugar, water and cream of tartar.  cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly.
2.  in a large bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and lime juice until soft peaks form.  slowly add hot sugar mixture, beating continuously.  beat for 7 minutes until stiff peaks form.

- modified from miss make blog

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