So after looking at this picture, I realize I need to learn how to frost cupcakes properly. Or maybe get one of those piping bags (can you say registry item)?
Anyway, although the picture isn't the greatest, these cupcakes were great! They were a moist, vanilla flavored cupcake. The frosting gave a nice spicy taste with the Jack Daniels and just a creamy chocolately flavor. I knew I had to make them as soon as I saw them since this is one of Scott's favorite adult beverages
Jack Daniels Cupcakes-adapted from Hugs & Cookies XOXO
Total Time: 1 hour (with cooling)
Makes 24 cupcakes
- 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 9 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons milk
- Splash of vanilla
- 6 teaspoons Jack Daniels whiskey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla. Combine other dry ingredients into another bowl, then alternate into butter mixture with milk. Beat until well combined.
Spoon into lined or greased muffin tins and bake in oven 20-25 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely
While cooling, beat all ingredients for icing in a small bowl until smooth. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.