Dude Cupcakes

Beer and bacon make great savory cupcakes--especially when topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting flavored with beer!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 10

Cupcakes

2 1/4
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
3/4
cup brown ale beer
3
tablespoons butter, melted

Frosting

8
oz cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons brown ale beer
2
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
Ground red pepper (cayenne)

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Place foil baking cup in each of 10 regular-size muffin cups. Lightly spray foil cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together Bisquick mix, Cheddar cheese and 3 slices crumbled bacon. Stir in 3/4 cup beer and the melted butter until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cream cheese and softened butter. Stir in powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons beer until smooth. Spread frosting on each cupcake; top each with bacon. Sprinkle with red pepper.

Expert Tips

Don’t like brown ale beer? Substitute your favorite beer for a little different flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.