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Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 24
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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.”
by Qué Rica Vida Cocina
Updated Oct 26, 2011
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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling

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

Frosting

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

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur

Directions

  • 1
    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).
  • 2
    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.
  • 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 powdered 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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  • 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.”
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