What Are Your Favorite Liquor Flavored Cupcakes

Baking By sdiamond08 Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 4:56pm by crazydoglady

sdiamond08 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 5:58pm
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I'm in the mood to bake and I want an "adult" type cupcake. What are your favs? I have a awesome recipe for Baileys cupcakes but I want to see what else is out there.

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RedRoxx Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 6:14pm
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I've made margarita ones that were a big hit, and I've Irish Cream and Root beer float ones with root beer liquor. I do think the margarita ones were the best.

LaurenLuLu Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 6:35pm
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I like Chambord (raspberry liqueur) in cake with chocolate frosting or it's good in frosting also with chocolate cake

LittleMonster Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 7:00pm
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Cosmopolitan flavored cupcakes are my favorite!
I've also had pina colada cupcakes that were very tasty!

LittleMonster Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 7:00pm
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Cosmopolitan flavored cupcakes are my favorite!
I've also had pina colada cupcakes that were very tasty!

Cakeonista Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 7:12pm
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Id love some of these recipes, please.

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:24pm
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I love Strawberry Champagne cupcakes and for St. Patty's Day I made an Irish Car Bomb Cupcake. They were delicious!

MissKendra Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:40pm
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For St. Patrick's Day I made pistachio cupcakes (spiked with irish cream) and topped them with Bailey's Irish Cream buttercream. DELISH!!!

I'm loving this thread! It's nice to get some ideas for "grown up" cupcakes. LOL Hoping you all will share your recipes!

Dayyi Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:46pm
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coconut rum! YUMMO! With cream cheese icing!

ramie7224 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:48pm
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I like to spike a citrus cake with Grand Marnier and top it with chocolate frosting (sort of like a chocolate orange). The same idea works well with a chocolate cake spike with Chambord and raspberry buttercream.

chefjess819 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:49pm
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headed to webtender to see about concocting some ideas...hehe icon_cool.gif

chefjess819 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 10:14pm
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okay here we go...
amaretto sour
almond cake made with amaretto, topped with lightly flavored lime bc
mojito
white cake made with light rum and chopped mint, lime bc garnished with chopped mint
jello shots (might have to try this asap! lol)
white cake, while cooling poke with a skewer or straw and pour jello shot liquid over and let soak. top with sweetened whipped cream
white russian
coffee liqueur cake, brushed with vodka sugar syrup, topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream
screwdriver
orange cake made with vodka, orange liqueur laced bc, garnished with candied orange peel
tequila sunrise
orange cake made with tequila, vanilla bc lightly flavored with orange
strawberry daiquiri
strawberry cake made with fresh strawberries, rum sugar syrup soak, topped with lime flavored bc, and sliced strawberries
chocolate martini
chocolate cake made with creme de cacao, vodka sugar syrup soak, mocha bc laced with creme de cacao, and chocolate curls

vickymacd Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 10:36pm
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I didn't think this would be great, but for St.Pats day for work, I made chocolate Bailey's cupcakes with Baileys vanilla buttercream. I think the
reason everyone liked it was because of the 'gentle' flavor and not over
powering flavor. I made margarita ones that went over big too. On cupcake challenge, the margarita one won the judges as well.

Instead of telling of flavors, how about we start a thread on the RECIPES for these yummy sounding combo's?

mbeals Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:04am
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My wife has been experimenting with this for a while. One of our favorites is whipped dark chocolate ganache with Jack Daniels. Go light on the Jack and it complements the chocolate really well...go a little heavier and it's quite the kick in the pants.

Swede-cakes Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:17am
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Tonight, hubby and I put the kids to bed and then hunkered down with dark chocolate cupcakes iced with some Kahlua Mudslide buttercream I made for a tasting today.

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moranda Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:38pm
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Was watching an episode of DC cupcakes (boy those sisters are annoying, but anyway) and they created a mojito cupcake so I tried it. White cake substituted sum for water, addedfresh lime juice, lime zest, and finely chopped fresh mint. Frosted with buttercream with a little rum extract and lime zest, decorated with fresh mint leaf. I used real rum in the cake but since the frosting wasn't cooked I went with rum extract.

Paperfishies Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 1:20pm
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I'm from Kentucky so I use bourbon anyway I can.

I make a carrot cake cupcake and frost it with a Woodford Reserve (top shelf bourbon) cream cheese icing and finish with a caramel drizzle. These are AMAZING.
My dad died on the 15th of March and I made a few dozen cupcakes to take into the funeral home. I sat and watched one person eat FIVE of these cupcakes in one sitting, lol.

sdiamond08 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 11:45pm
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ok so all these suggestions sound awesome. I'm gonna do some baking this week... and probably gain 20 pounds. icon_biggrin.gif

Cookies4kids Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 9:21pm
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Just tried a chocolate cake that had 1 cup of my homemade Kahlua and it was really good.

Sangriacupcake Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 9:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookies4kids

Just tried a chocolate cake that had 1 cup of my homemade Kahlua and it was really good.




I just tried making some homemade Kahlua last week....I used the recipe from Earlene's site, and it's so easy and delicious! I used it in my tiramisu cupcakes. mmmmm!

Sangriacupcake Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 9:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paperfishies

I'm from Kentucky so I use bourbon anyway I can.

I make a carrot cake cupcake and frost it with a Woodford Reserve (top shelf bourbon) cream cheese icing and finish with a caramel drizzle. These are AMAZING.
My dad died on the 15th of March and I made a few dozen cupcakes to take into the funeral home. I sat and watched one person eat FIVE of these cupcakes in one sitting, lol.




Carrot cake with bourbon???!!! Well now I know what to make for DH's birthday. icon_lol.gif

jhay Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 10:01pm
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These all sound amazing! I'm totally saving this thread!

lilacben Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:42pm
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I would love all your different recipes please. Prehaps everyone could exchange the different flavors.? Their favourites prehaps? Please.!! x

lilacben Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:43pm
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I would love all your different recipes please. Prehaps everyone could exchange the different flavors.? Their favourites prehaps? Please.!! x

kello Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:58pm
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Oh my! I want some 'adult' cupcakes now! I would love to try the tiramisu cupcakes......can you please share the recipe? And the homemade Kahlua....where can I find this? Who is Earlene? LOL.

Thanks for the great cc ideas.

Sangriacupcake Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:20am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kello

Oh my! I want some 'adult' cupcakes now! I would love to try the tiramisu cupcakes......can you please share the recipe? And the homemade Kahlua....where can I find this? Who is Earlene? LOL.

Thanks for the great cc ideas.




Kello,

Earlene's site has some interesting info, here's her Kahlua recipe (I made a much smaller batch) It's really good!
http://www.earlenescakes.com/recipes.htm

I have tried Martha Stewart's tiramisu cupcakes, and they're pretty good:
http://www.marthastewart.com/318067/tiramisu-cupcakes

But I actually prefer a much simpler recipe and method:
1. Add 1 tsp. instant espresso powder to your favorite vanilla cupcake batter, then bake as usual.
2. Brush the baked cupcakes with a mixture of Kahlua & rum.
3. Add 2 or 3 T. of Kahlua to your favorite cream cheese icing, then generously frost the cupcakes.
4. Dust with cocoa powder.

crazydoglady Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 4:48am
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mango/peach/pecan with either cointreau if the fruit is on the sweet side or midori if it's tart.

crazydoglady Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 4:56pm
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i just made a batch of peanut butter w/creme de cocoa cupcakes. i also added a splash of hazelnut. i put a spoonful of ganache in the middle. oh yeah!

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