These cupcakes are perfect for Fathers Day! Delicious, chocolate-y, with a hint of Jack Daniels flavoring....Dad will love 'em! These cupcakes were featured on Style Me Pretty - skip on over to see the whole photo shoot.
Jack Daniels Whiskey Cupcakes:
A variation of these: (http://fieldsofcake.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-cupcakes-just-for-dad-dark.html)
2 Cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In separate bowl (I use a 4 or 8 cup measuring vessel) combine the eggs, coffee, whiskey, buttermilk and oil.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into prepared cupcake cups.
Bake in preheated oven about 18-20 minutes until the tops spring back when lightly pressed.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: (http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/356/Buttercream_Frosting59669.shtml)
6 tablespoons butter, softened
cocoa powder, see below
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For light chocolate frosting use 1/3 cup cocoa powder. For medium chocolate frosting use 1/2 cup cocoa powder. For dark chocolate frosting use 3/4 cup cocoa powder. In mixer bowl cream the butter. Add the cocoa and powdered sugar alternately with milk. Beat to spreading consistency adding more milk if needed. Blend in vanilla.