Frugal Cooking 206

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This culinary creation came into being to avoid food waste.  We had one extra beer and a cake mix in the cupboard.  So why not?
Blue Moon Cupcakes
  • Yellow or White Cake Mix
  • Oil/Butter and Eggs according to mix instructions
  • 1 Bottle Blue Moon
  • A bit of Orange Juice
  • 1 can frosting
  • red and yellow food dye
  1. Preheat oven according to boxed instructions
  2. Prepare cupcakes according to box instructions EXCEPT instead of using water, replace 3/4 of the water with blue moon and 1/4 of the water with orange juice.
  3. Put batter into cupcake tin and bake according to instructions.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, use an equal amount red and yellow food dye to turn the frosting orange.
  5. Remove cupcakes from oven when done.  Allow to cool before frosting.
  6. Enjoy!
The original recipe was a bit different, and the frosting was more of a frothy one that was made using egg whites.  It may taste better, but I was not comfortable using raw egg whites.


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29 thoughts on “Frugal Cooking 206

  1. Meredith

    Oh gosh–my husband will love this. Might not be with Blue Moon, but thinking this would work with a lot of different beers! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. femmefrugality

      No prob! For true blue moon lovers I recommend checking out the original recipe as well. Mine’s way simpler and raw egg free, but the original may be truer to your orange on the rim of your glass experience.

    1. femmefrugality

      My bad. DELICIOUS! The frosting was just okay, though. Good, but just normal cupcake frosting. Which is why I recommend checking out the original recipe if you have the courage to eat raw egg. 🙂

  2. live and learn

    I am going to take these to the next family picnic. They’ll be a big hit. I’d try them out ahead of time, but I think I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t like beer.


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