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Cooking With Beer: Winter Ale Cupcakes with Stout Icing

I made some cupcakes with beer!

I used this recipe from Hallmark (of all places) substituting Alaskan Winter Ale for the Guinness in the recipe.

Beer and cocoa and beer!

Cooking the batter

Ready to go into the oven!

Taste-testing the cupcake, no icing yet…

The cupcakes initially tasted like lesser-sweet chocolate cupcakes, however after they cooled you could definitely taste the maltiness.  Alaskan Winter is an old ale, it’s on the malty side, and I’m glad I used that and not something hoppy.

The icing was the porter frosting from this recipe. I used Braxton Dead Blow stout instead of the porter.

Once the frosting was completed, it had a coffee flavor that was really quite nice.  Additionally, the frosting recipe is enough for two batches, so I have some in my freezer!


Oatmeal Recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon-Brown Sugar

Wow, a rare running post on RunningOnBeer.net!

I’m trying to get off my kick of eating cherry Pop-Tarts, a wonderfully tasting processed food.  So I had my wife buy me some plain oatmeal.  Plain.  No flavor.  She also bought some blueberries for me.  So I decided to make it edible.

Blueberry-Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Oatmeal

1/8 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Brown Sugar

A few sprinkles of salt

Small handful of frozen blueberries

1 pack Quaker Instant Oats – plain. No flavor.

Mix oatmeal according to package directions, add sugar, spices, and blueberries.  Microwave for the highest time on the package. Stir. Eat. Enjoy.  Feel free to adjust anything above to taste.

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Spice and sugar mix.

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The amount of blueberries I used.

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Finished product. It’s good.


This will do well to pull me off the processed jelly-filled goodness of cherry poptarts.