Super Bowl Sam ’76 Cupcakes

Well, another year in Boston and another Super Bowl for the Patriots. This year is an unexciting Super Bowl for me.  I don’t particularly care for either team (sorry fellow Bostonians!) so I may be tuning into the Puppy Bowl instead this year. However, I know there are lots of Pats and Eagles fans out there! I also know there are a lot of people who are going to Super Bowl parties who may want to bring delicious treats!

Super Bowl Sam 76 Cupcakes decorated in green and black sprinkles. Go Eagles!

Last year I shared with you a recipe for Boston Lager cupcakes, which will still make a great Super Bowl dessert! But this year I changed it up just a little bit and incorporated a new Boston beer – Sam ’76. For both recipes, you can easily substitute in any beer you prefer.  The Sam ’76 gives the cupcakes a different flavor than the Boston Lager does.  Sam ’76 is also a perfect intersection between the two teams.  Sam Adams is obviously a Boston beer and at one time he was a Boston human, but the beer also represents the year 1776 which was kind of a big deal in Philadelphia. So Sam Adams was in Philadelphia representing the great state of Massachusetts in 1776. It couldn’t be a more perfect beer for this Super Bowl!

Sam 76 beer can next to a measuring cup with the beer poured in, in front of Kitchen Aid Mixer

As I mentioned last year, I’m not a beer drinker, but I love the beer flavor in these cupcakes.  It’s strong enough to identify the flavor of the beer, but not so strong that those who don’t like beer won’t enjoy these.  They’re perfect to snack on while watching the big game, and will easily please everyone you gather with!

Super Bowl Sam 76 cupcakes decorated Red White and Blue for the Patriots. Go Pats!
If you decorate with red, white, and blue sprinkles, you can save your leftovers for watching the Olympics!
Pats fan? Eagles fan? Cupcake fan?! These Sam 76 cupcakes are the perfect Super Bowl dessert! Bring them to your Super Bowl party, or host a party if you need to! Beer for dessert! Recipe at! @flour_de_liz #recipe #superbowl #patriots #pats #eagles #easyrecipe #cupcakes #beer #flourdeliz

Super Bowl Sam 76 Cupcakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 24 cupcakes



  • 3 sticks butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal
  • 1 cup Sam 76


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup Sam 76
  • 4 cups powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Cream butter and sugar till very light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, incorporating after each.
  • Combine the remaining dry cupcake ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) in one bowl, and add alternating dry ingredients and beer until both are fully incorporated.
  • Fill cupcake liners most of the way to the top and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges are golden brown.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Cream butter and sugar till very light and fluffy.
  • Add beer and powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  • If you need to thicken the icing, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more beer!


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