LET THEM EAT CAKE :: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

The deep freeze has left me chilled to the bone and in search of anything that will warm me up.
As it so happens, I am a sucker for Bourbon and I am convinced a couple of these Bourbon-infused babies just might do the trick!

Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box devil's food cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup whipping cream
6 oz semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons coffee liqueur

1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme (1 3/4 cups)
1 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons vanilla-flavored vodka
3 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup coffee liqueur

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Make cake batter as directed on box, using cake mix, water, oil, bourbon, eggs and vanilla. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for filling, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave whipping cream uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds or until boiling. Stir in remaining filling ingredients until chocolate is melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave on High an additional 15 to 30 seconds until mixture can be stirred smooth. Cover; refrigerate about 60 minutes or until spreading consistency.
For frosting, in large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, 1 cup butter and the vodka with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in powdered sugar until fluffy. If necessary, beat additional powdered sugar until pipping consistency.
To assemble, cut tops off each cupcake horizontally. Spread about 1 tablespoon filling onto bottom of each cupcake; add cupcake top. Pipe frosting on cupcake tops.
Just before serving, drizzle each cupcake with 1/2 teaspoon coffee liqueur.

recipe via Betty Crocker

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  1. *Medicinal* cupcakes are the best kind.

  2. That looks incredible! I want to try it!!!

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  3. That looks incredible! I want to try it!!!

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  4. Oh, it is so very, very COLD! A hot bath did the trick to warm me up last night but these cupcakes might be next to try :-)

  5. Well if these don't sound like the best thing ever, I don't know what would!

  6. YUM!!! What time shall I come over??? These sound and look delish ... just what the doctor ordered for such cold days. Stay warm my friend..xo C. (HHL)

  7. Koru Kate,
    It is beyond cold here too! A hot bath sounds like a super idea, I think I have to add that to my repertoire tonight!!

  8. Lena,
    I knew this would catch your eye! A perfect combination of cocktail and confection, don't you think?! :)

  9. Oh frigid here as well and I have nothing in the kitchen to make these; especially the Bourbon!!Yum!

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  10. When I saw the words boozy chocolate and cupcake all in one post, I knew I had to look at this recipe! Cheers to that! Yum.

  11. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, my mouth is watering!!! This recipe is a KEEPER, am printing it off as soon as I leave this comment, thanks lovely!

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