Posted 4/21/2012 9:59:17 AM
So this recipe ABSOLUTELY caught my eye, two of my favs, cupcakes and beer. Made the batter exactly as directed, WHOA! So moist and absolutely delicious. I was leary about the corriander, but DO NOT leave it out! It added a citrusy freshness! I baked mine at 325 for exactly 21 minutes, PERFECT! I also followed the directions for frosting, I changed it up. The original recipe made a very thick, gloppy, grainy frosting, that tasted like straight up powdered sugar and butter, not fit to top these wonderful little cakes. I ended up with this; 1/2 cup butter, 6 cups powdered sugar, juice and zest of 3 medium oranges and about 1/3 cup of the beer. It made a thinner frosting, but it was a perfect topping to the cakes. One other thing, this makes A LOT of frosting. Next time i will cut it in half! Great flavor! I will be making these often!