Where beer and cupcakes unite!

Crème Brûlée

We were feeling fancy this weekend, so we opened a bottle of Crème Brûlée Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company and made some cupcakes with it (and drank the rest). If you’ve never had this beer, I highly recommend it. It’s a sweet, creamy, delicious stout that should not be missed. It added just the right amount of flavor to our cake recipe. To say the least, we were really excited to bake these & try them.

Last Thursday, Dylan and I met up with a food writer for the Spokesman Review for an interview. She told us she was going to have a photographer come over to the house on Sunday to take some pictures of us while baking. So we were really trying to make this cupcakes turn out both picture worthy and delicious. I’m pretty sure we succeeded – the photographer really enjoyed the cupcake, and I think he got some really cool shots. It’s kind of hard to imagine a big photo shoot going on in our small (really small) kitchen!

The really fun part of these cupcakes (besides the super awesome beer) is the filling/frosting. After the cakes were done baking, we carved out a little crater in each and filled it with our home made crème brûlée, sprinkled it with brown sugar, and took a torch to it. (That was Dylan’s favorite part)

These cupcakes were definitely rich, to say the least, but (and I’ve been saying this a lot lately) they are definitely in my top 10 cupcakes that we’ve ever made. I think I may need to start expanding our offerings list when we actually start doing business.

Cake, beer and fire… now that’s what I call a good time.

Speaking of business, last Friday (amazingly and unexpectedly) we reached our goal on kickstarter! Actually, we’re sitting at 116% funded right now, the donations kept coming in after we hit our original goal. We are so grateful to everyone who has donated – definitely feeling the beer cupcake love. We still have to wait until our campaign ends (October 10th) until we actually receive your generous donations, so you can look forward to us getting to work soon after that.

We are beyond excited to move forward with Sweet and Stout, thank you again for being a huge part of it!

– Jackie

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4 responses

  1. Amanda K

    These look incredible. I love that the frosting is actually creme brulee

    September 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

  2. What are the names of your fave top 10 cupcakes?

    September 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

    • That’s a great question, Ayana! Here’s my top 10 (in no particular order) favorite cupcakes that we’ve made here at Sweet and Stout:

      Chocolate Cherry Ale
      Salted Chocolate Caramel
      Coconut Porter
      Espresso Chocolate with Vanilla Bourbon Stout
      Pumpkin
      Crème Brûlée
      Smoked Porter Maple Bacon (mmm, like breakfast without a fork)
      Carrot Cake
      Red Velvet
      and the Lime Meringue IPA

      That’s like half of our blog. haha!

      September 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

  3. Pingback: From the Archives: Crème Brûlée Cupcake Recipe « Sweet and Stout

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