Need Help With Recipes For Adult Cupcakes With Alcohol

Baking By dreamdelights Updated 18 Nov 2010 , 8:34pm by partycupcake

dreamdelights Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:44pm
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I am looking recipes that I can use coconut vodka, irish cream

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BCo Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:58pm
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For the coconut vodka how about a Pina Colada cupcake? Or a Almond Joy type of cupcake with a chocolate cupcake and use the Coconut vodka in the buttercream? And for the Irish Cream you could do that with a chocolate fudge cake and make a beer buttercream for the top like an Irish Car Bomb?

homebasedbaking Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 10:33pm
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Hi Dreamdelights,

Here's the deal with vodka, you're going to get more of an alcohol flavor that the sub-flavor you're looking for (in this case coconut) so stick with really good extracts, like those sold at L'Epicerie
http://www.lepicerie.com/catalog/category_275_HARDTOFINDS_Bakers_Pantry_page_1.html

The Bakers Pantry is full of great products, the extracts/flavors and purees are expensive, but divine and a little goes a long way. I was an assistant pastry chef years ago and we used these, it's what the professionals use.

Here is my recipe for a Bailey's Irish Whiskey Cake
(Yep, it's made with a box mix, but it's truly amazing)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over bottom of pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix.
Mix in eggs, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur.
Beat for 5 minutes at high speed.
Pour batter over nuts in pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto the serving dish.
Prick top and sides of cake.
Spoon glaze over top and brush onto sides of cake.
Allow to absorb glaze repeat until all glaze is used up.
To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Irish cream.

FromScratchSF Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:20pm
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Interesting, I've never had coconut vodka. I make a white Russian cupcake, which is basically a tres leches cupcake, only I add vodka (to taste) to the milk mixture to soak into the cake. I then top with Kahlua buttercream. I bet this would be pretty tasty if you used the coconut vodka and maybe did a coconut buttercream instead of the Kahlua.

homebasedbaking Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 9:41pm
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Van Gogh Coconut Vodka 750ml (This is really pricey but well worth it)
Type:Vodka
Size:  750ml

http://www.crownwineandspirits.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=55&SEName=van-gogh-coconut-vodka&vid=94

partycupcake Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 8:34pm
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Bailey's Irish Creme would be fun to bake on a cold night
http://partycupcakeideas.com/five-alcohol-enriched-cupcake-ideas/

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