#32: Beer & Peanut Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here ***

What could beer possibly have to do with dessert?! Keep reading and find out!

01beer

This cupcake recipe interested me because it seemed so strange. You start by boiling some beer with butter and brown sugar (sounds healthy, right?).

02boilbeer

You measure out your dry ingredients, including cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

03dry

You add the boiled beer potion to the dry ingredients...

04addbeer

and throw in a couple eggs to complete the mixture.

05eggs

While the cupcakes are baking, you melt together more butter and brown sugar,

06syrup

and bring it to a boil to make it syrupy.

07syrup

Mmm. Peanuts. The second half of the equation.

08peanuts

The peanuts get added to the sugar syrup...

09addpeanuts

and make this delicious praline-like mixture.

10peanutsauce

Once the beer-batter cupcakes have cooled slightly, each one is hollowed out slightly in the middle to make room for the filling.

11baked

Mmm. The perfect treat to take to a football watch-party. Pleases the salt lovers and the sweet lovers in one punch!

12set

Come to Mama!

13single