Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Life Made Delicious
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Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

Taste for yourself what the buzz is all about! A bit of bourbon, a hit of coffee liqueur and some vanilla vodka-spiked frosting make these sophisticated chocolate cupcakes the ultimate "holiday helpers."

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 cup (250 mL) water
1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
1/4 cup (50 mL) bourbon whiskey
3 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

3/4 cup (175 mL) whipping cream
6 oz (6 squares) semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped (or 1 cup/250 mL semisweet chocolate chips)
1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, softened
3 tbsp (45 mL) coffee liqueur

1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme (1 3/4 cups/425 mL)
1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
2 tbsp (25 mL) vanilla-flavoured vodka
3 cups (750 mL) icing sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) coffee liqueur



  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF 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).
  • 2 Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 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. Cover; refrigerate about 60 minutes or until spreading consistency.
  • 4 For frosting, in large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, 1 cup butter and the vodka with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in icing sugar until fluffy.
  • 5 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.

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Tipsy Effect: Place the cupcake top at a slight angle.

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