Corona Cupcakes


B’s birthday was a couple weekends ago, and he’s a beer fan. For Valentine’s Day I made him Blue Moon cupcakes, so for his birthday, I went with Corona Cupcakes. He loved them. His end review was that they didn’t taste extremely like Corona, but he loved their “freshness” and the lime frosting. All in all, they were a huge hit at his party.

Corona Cupcakes (Yield: 24 cupcakes)

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 cup Corona (plus a little extra for brushing it on top of the cupcakes)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Preheat oven to 375*
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, beating the mixture after each addition
  • Add vanilla & lime zest
  • Combine the milk & Corona and alternatively add that with the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Line a cupcake pan with liners, fill them about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until done
  • Once cupcakes are done, use a toothpick to poke holes in the tops of them and brush Corona over the top of them while they are still warm. This will help give them extra beer flavor. (Unfortunately, when I made mine, I forgot and brushed them quite awhile after they cooled, so it didn’t have the full effect.)
Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 package (12 oz.) cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Lime wedges for garnishing
  • Mix together the cream cheese and butter until it is smooth and creamy
  • Add the lime juice & zest
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until it is well combined and smooth
  • Frost cupcakes (I use piping bags, you can use whatever method you prefer)
Recipe originally from Sweet Tooth.
Here was the end result. I added little sign for the Birthday Boy. Overall, they were a huge hit and even people not at the party have been asking about them. You could easily swap out Corona for Blue Moon or any other beer you like. This was not however, the recipe I used when I made the Blue Moon cupcakes before.



2 thoughts on “Corona Cupcakes

    • Hi Amy –

      When I previously made Blue Moon Cupcakes, I used a different recipe, but I seem to have misplaced it. The original Corona Cupcake recipe came from Sweet Tooth… you use the same exact recipe I have posted here, but instead of Corona you use Blue Moon & instead of lime juice & zest you use orange juice & zest. You can view the original recipe here. Hope this helps!

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