Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rogue Dead Guy, Mexican Cheese, and Bacon Cupcakes

Rogue Dead Guy, Mexican Cheese and Bacon Cupcake Recipe

This recipe is basically the same as the one found here: Beer Cheese Cupcakes
Yield: About 24 cupcakes (the original recipe yielded 18)
  • 1 cup beer (I used Rogue's Dead Guy Ale because it was what I had in the fridge that I was willing to part with for baking, not drinking, purposes.)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar (I probably should have bought some really sharp real block of cheddar, but I had some pre-shredded Mexican cheddar mix in a bag leftover from a taco potluck so I just used that)
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (I didn't measure this very accurately, so I have a feeling I was closer to 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tb vanilla extract (I didn't have enough left in my bottle, so it was about 1/2 the recommended amount)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  1. Heat beer and butter in a large saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted.
  2. Add cheddar.
  3. Remove from heat, and whisk in the sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Mix the sour cream mixture into the beer mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
  7. Fold flour mixture into the batter.
  8. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 fill.
  9. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean.

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
  • 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (I ended up only using about 3 cups, I liked the consistency and it wasn't too sweet, still pretty cheddary at this point)
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup bacon bits (I made my own by cooking it in the microwave and cutting it into pieces. I only had 3 strips of bacon left in my fridge, so it wasn't a whole cup. More like 1/2 cup. It was also maple flavored bacon.)
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  2. Add grated cheddar.
  3. Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
  4. Stir in bacon bits.
  5. Frost and enjoy!
I usually pipe my frosting onto the cupcakes, but with the chunks of cheese and bacon, I just used a knife instead.
Ryan's response: Pretty kick-ass cupcake. I think that's pretty good. He said pretty much you taste a lot of cheddar, unless you take a bacon-bite!
I thought they were an interesting (in a good way) cupcake. Maybe not my favorite since I'm a chocolate-lover, but definitely a great cupcake if you're in the mood for something not so sweet, and a great combination of flavors!


  1. those still sound really weird, but I'm glad that they turned out well!

  2. they were okay. but I gave the leftovers to some guys at work and they loved them! Ryan loved them too! perhaps its a man things. I'll stick with loving chocolate!