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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Super Bowl Touch Down! Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey Cupcakes...Yeah Baby!!

Well my Cowboys had a good run this season and I cheered for the Seahawks during the Super Bowl...and yeah I'm still trying to figure out what happened Jack Daniel's Cupcakes came out a Winner!  These were super easy to make and taste great! That Honey Whiskey is good stuff!  I'm not going to drag this out but want to give a shout out to Creative-Culinary.Com for the AWESOME recipe!

Normally I make changes to recipes the only thing I did here was poke holes in the warm cupcakes and added a little of the drizzle to enhance the cake flavor.

Makes One Dozen Cupcakes (cause that's all you need)
For the Cupcakes:
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • Cupcake liners
For the Bourbon Drizzle:
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
For the Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey (I think I used 3)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
To Make the Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix just to incorporate.
  4. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the wet mixture and beat until just combined.
  5. Add the whiskey and milk until just combined.
  6. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners and divide batter evenly into cups; approximately ⅔ full for each cup.
  7. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes; test with a toothpick; the top will be firm so make sure the inside is cooked through.
  8. Cool completely on a wire cake cooling rack before frosting.
To Make the Bourbon Drizzle:
  1. Add all ingredients together in a small pan, bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before drizzling on cupcakes.
To Make the Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla and Jack Daniels Honey and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add the cream a Tbsp at a time until your frosting is very light and fluffy and the correct consistency.
  4. Using a large serrated icing tip, pipe the frosting onto cupcakes.
  5. Garnish with the Bourbon Drizzle.

Enjoy and remember to Eat Dessert First!

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