May 13, 2012

Beer goggles are dangerous.

For obvious reasons.

But they are a fact of life, and we have all tried them on at some point. Some wear them every weekend, which is unfortunate for them. Although at that point I'm pretty sure it has less to do with beer goggles and more to do with low standards or personal preference.

Luckily, the answer to getting away unscathed from any real damage beer goggles may inflict is as simple as a sub-par cheeseburger. Case in point:

Blackberry lemon cupcakes will also do.

Don't act like you haven't become victim to the goggs. You've had those nights. They all start out the same:

     Wow, there are no decent looking dudes here. Didn't my friend say her boyfriend was bringing some  hotties?

     God these guys are annoying, especially the one in the green. And definitely not good looking enough to possess such shitty personalities. 

Activate fireball shots.

     Maybe Green Shirt isn't that bad looking. Kind of cute, actually. 

     Oh! He just said something that maybe could have been a joke? He's funny!

     He is so hot.

Sounds about right.

My piece of advice: Stick to the cupcakes, sisters. Or cheeseburgers.

Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes

2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
3 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
2 lemons, juice and zest

1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup blackberry jam (I bet these would also be good with raspberry. aka the best berry in the entire world)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
3. Cream the sugar and 1 cup butter in a large bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and mix 3 teaspoons vanilla extract into the mixture with the fourth egg.
4. Beat in flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Beat in milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest to make a smooth batter.
5. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups (I did about 3/4 full)
6. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes. Let cupcakes cool completely.
7. For the frosting, beat 1 cup butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and salt until smooth and creamy. Beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, to make a creamy frosting. Beat in blackberry jam. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Or spread it on with a knife, if you're ghetto like that.

This buttercream frosting is suuuper sweet, but it pairs perfectly with the lemon in the cupcakes. Believe me!


  1. Not that I have tasted anything on this blog. . but I think this one is my fav.

  2. "Sounds about right. Not that I'm speaking from experience...I've just heard that's how it goes down." I couldn't stop laughing after I read that line. This one is also one of my favs.

  3. I'm confused. The batter lists 1 cup of butter in the ingredient list but then in the recipe says to cream 1/2 cup of butter and never tells you where to add the rest. Is it 1/2 cup or 1 cup of butter in the cupcakes.

  4. Sorry about that. It should be 1 cup butter. I will update the recipe right now!