Lemon Shandy Cupcakes

Like a beer and lemonade shandy? You’ll love this light and refreshing shandy cupcake.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup hefeweizen wheat beer
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel

Frosting

4
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons hefeweizen wheat beer
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
5
to 6 cups powdered sugar

Garnishes

Honey, if desired
Small lemon wedges, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box, using cake mix, 1 cup beer, the oil and eggs. Stir in 2 teaspoons lemon peel. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 3 Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and salt with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in 2 tablespoons beer, 1 teaspoon lemon peel and the lemon juice. Beat in powdered sugar until blended. If frosting is too thick, beat in more beer, a few drops at a time. Frost cupcakes. Just before serving, drizzle with honey and garnish with lemon wedges. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Use a hefeweizen or other wheat beer such as a Belgian-style wheat ale beer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.