Make one or all of these boozy cupcakes recipes for any get together. Choose from the rich flavors of cognac, bourbon, and more.
You can prepare these cupcake recipes made with alcohol in a couple of ways in order to add a hint or a wallop of flavor. Dive in and make one of these party cupcakes.
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Alcohol Infused Cupcakes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we’re known for cupcakes. With a few of the most popular cupcake recipes on the Internet, we’re asked a lot for some “adult cupcakes.”
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Whatever that means to you, it means cupcakes with alcohol for me. Before we move on – what were you thinking cupcakes for adults meant? Let me know in the comments or on social media – I’d LOVE to hear!
Anyway, back to the art learning how to add alcohol to cupcakes…
Today, I’m sharing a few of my recipes and others’ where the star of the show is the bold flavor combinations of cupcakes with alcohol. Party on.
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How to Make Boozy Cupcakes
There are a few ways bakers whip up boozy cupcakes. The most popular are:
- add alcohol to the frosting,
- add spirits to the cake (or soak the baked cupcake in alcohol),
- add alcohol to both the frosting and the cake batter, and/or
- pour it in a mini pipette so everyone can choose their own adventure.
I have used all of them, but my favorite is a combination of adding alcohol to the frosting and popping in a pipette. Soggy cupcakes aren’t my favorite and I don’t want to have to alter my popular easy vanilla cupcake recipe too much when I bake. Adding more moisture would be too much.
These are the pipettes I use (affiliate). Be sure to test any before you add them to the cupcake, as some lesser-quality ones will not suction up the spirits.
Maple Bourbon Cupcakes
One of my absolute favorite combinations are the smokey notes of bacon and bourbon. My husband is a bit of a spirits steward when it comes to this warm, sweet or spicy alcohol. And who doesn’t love bacon?
Get the step by step maple bourbon cupcake recipe and snack on some bacon while you make it. You will not be disappointed.
Buttered Rum Cupcakes
If you’re a fan of sweet and creamy, let me introduce you to butter rum cupcakes… As a throwback to L.L. Cool J, they’ll knock you out (but in a good way).
The rich, spicy rum combined with the buttercream and cake makes this buttered rum cupcake recipe the perfect holiday dessert. No one will stop you if you sip while making this buttered rum cupcake recipe…
Warm Cognac Cupcakes
If you’re a brandy fan, this cognac infused dessert is going to warm your soul and your senses. Smoother than brandy, cognac elevates any occasion (and it sounds super fancy).
Key Lime Cupcake Recipe
If you love the zesty tang of citrus, these key lime cupcakes are going to hit the spot. Add a bit of tequila (or Rum Chata) to the frosting and the batter for an even zestier dessert.
Eggnog Cupcakes for the Holidays
Listen, I’m a girl who
is obsessed with loves eggnog and will start using it when it hits the stores (usually around Thanksgiving). I made this pumpkin eggnog cupcake recipe and ooh, it’s divine.
This year, I’m swapping the pumpkin spice cake mix for a vanilla cake box and adding one tablespoon of bourbon (or rum) to the buttercream. Easy? Yes. Delicious? Oh, indeed!
More Recipes You Might Like
- Bailey’s Cocoa Bombs for Cold Weekend Mornings – I’m not going to tell you when to have these, but they do make the weekends (and holidays) more fun.
- Halloween Party Cocktails (and Mocktails) – Take your holiday up a notch while doling out the candy loot.
- Margarita Cupcakes from Barley and Sage – Lori will have you nibbling and noshing on these summer favorites.
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