So, how do you make Butterbeer cupcakes? Well, I looked at a bunch of Butterbeer recipes, and they all seemed to call for either beer or cream soda and butterscotch schnapps. Some of the more involved recipes called for additional spices to add warmth.
I decided on making a chocolate beer cupcake with some added spice, and a cream cheese frosting with butterscotch schnapps.
I based the cupcake recipe on Chef Chloe's recipe. I used a vanilla porter instead of chocolate stout, and substituted butterscotch schnapps for vanilla. I also added a teaspoon of garam masala spice to add some heat (it is a combo of cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and other spices). I used my standard cream cheese frosting recipe.
Chocolate Beer Cupcakes
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together liquid ingredients. Mix just until everything is moist and bake at 350 for 16-20 min.
8oz cream cheese
6 tbsp butter softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp butterscotch schnaaps
cream butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar to desired consistency. Add salt and schnapps for flavor.