Beer Brownie Cupcakes with Beer Buttercream

Brownies get an intense flavor boost from the yeasty, malty addition of your favorite brew. Betty Crocker Original Supreme Premium brownie mix is the easy base for this rich dessert.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12


Brownie Cupcakes

box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
cup light beer
cup vegetable oil

Beer Buttercream Frosting

cup butter, softened
cup shortening
teaspoon vanilla
cups powdered sugar
to 3 tablespoons light beer
tablespoons milk chocolate shavings

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup (from brownie mix box), 1/4 cup beer, the oil and egg. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat butter, shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low speed until blended after each addition. Add 2 tablespoons of the beer; beat until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Beat in remaining 1 tablespoon beer if frosting is too thick.
  • 5 Spread or pipe frosting on cupcakes. Top with chocolate shavings.

Expert Tips

Brownies can be baked in an 11x7-inch pan for 32 to 35 minutes. After cooling and frosting, cut into bars.

Use nonalcoholic beer, if desired, or replace the beer with your favorite cola carbonated beverage.