Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Cupcakes with Boozy Drizzle

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Source: Creative-Culinary.com

As any regular reader of my blog knows, I am not a huge fan of flavored whiskey – in my glass, anyway. It can, however, work quite well in baking, as in this cupcake recipe shared by the folks who make Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey liqueur. Watch out with these: There is liqueur in the batter, the frosting and the drizzle.

Ingredients

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 Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (You could also use Wild Turkey’s American Honey Liqueur)
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • Cupcake liners
For the drizzle:
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
For the buttercream frosting:
  • 1½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (as much as needed to get correct consistency)

Instructions

To make the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  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 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 Daniel’s Tennessee 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 Boozy Drizzle.
Source: Creative-Culinary.com

 

2 Responses to Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Cupcakes with Boozy Drizzle

  1. Sabrina robinson says:

    Why did my cupcake sink in the middle

  2. thebourbonbabe says:

    Hi, Sabrina,

    Isn’t that frustrating? It could be that you filled the liners too full, or that you over-mixed the ingredients – the more you mix, the more air gets into the batter, and those air bubbles then collapse. Either way, there is a simple solution: Just fill the holes with even more frosting!

    Happy eating,
    Carla

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