Besides being the perfect ice-cold accompaniment to game-day snacks and happy hour munchies, beer can also give your baked goods an “oooh-what-is-that?” boost of flavor. From full-bodied stouts to hazy wheat beers to all-American pale ales, here are Betty’s best beer-infused sweets.
Peanut butter and jelly. Butter and popcorn. Ketchup and mustard. Some foods are more delicious in pairs, and stout beer and chocolate is another dynamic duo. Whether you’re in the mood to make a showstopping dessert like our Tall, Dark and Stout Layer Cake or in need of an easy, five-minute fix like the Stout Beer-Ice Cream Mini Floats, you’ll find plenty of delicious ideas below.
Full-bodied brown ales are a perfect foil for caramel desserts, exemplified in our Toffee Brown Ale Cheesecake Bars. The rich malty flavor can also accentuate nutty flavors, like in the Brown Ale Caramel Corn that’s peppered with cocktail peanuts and pretzels.
Wheat beer, also known as hefeweizen or “white beer” because of its hazy color, is often flavored with citrus and spice, making it a lively addition to baked goods. Whip up a batch of Lemon Shandy Cupcakes, topped with a lemony cream cheese frosting and drizzled with honey whenever you want a little taste of summer sunshine. If light beer is more your speed, bake up a batch of Beer Brownie Cupcakes with Beer Buttercream to get a double dose.