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Blam! Yet another amazing recipe done! These are Jack and Coke Cupcakes. Well, the cupcakes are coca-cola and the ganache (yeah, there’s ganache in there!) and the frosting has Jack Daniels in it. Anyways, because the alcohol is not cooked, it is NOT cooked out. These cupcakes are not for kids. These are for my canning challenge. I cooked these bad boys IN a mason jar. Totally counts as canning….right? Anyways, this recipe has a lot of steps and a lot of ingredients, but it’s really good and totally worth it. I’ll stop rambling and let you get to cooking!
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March has 2 special “holidays” this year. First coming up is St. Patrick’s Day – Green Day. The other, which is coming pretty early, is Easter (March 31st if you didn’t know). Anyways, because March is the month of green, I am joining in with some other awesome bloggers to take on the Food Blogger Challenge. This month, I have to make GREEN FOOD. The first recipe I’m doing is a Chocolate Mint Surprise Cupcake. The cupcakes aren’t green in color, but mint is green, so I’m totally claiming it as a green food. Anyways, I’ll stop rambling so you can start baking.
Right before Valentine’s Day, I heard on the radio of a tasty treat called a cupcake-tini. I had no idea what it was or how it was made, but I knew I wanted it. So, I did some Googling, and found some tasty recipe for alcoholic drinks – not what I was looking for, but definitely a bonus!
Anyways, after some more Googling I felt confident enough in my research that I could make these cupcake-tinis, without a recipe. Lucky for you, I wrote everything down as I went, so I can share it with YOU!
Now this recipe is for a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcake-tini, however, you can make it with any cake mix – chocolate would be wonderful for a date night
So my mom’s birthday was on Tuesday. I was in such a fog that day, that I totally forgot about what dessert to make her – it’s not a birthday without something sweet! Anyways, I finally came up with cupcakes. I didn’t want just any cupcakes though, I wanted something special. So I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate frosting.
I used a box of cake mix and store bought frosting to frost the tops, but you can always make cupcakes and frosting by scratch, if you’d rather!
What You Need:
- 1 box of cake mix (including the eggs, oil etc…)
- Corer – I used a pointed potato peeler but they actually make things to remove the center of your cupcakes. I just couldn’t find one at my local craft/baking store.
- 1 Small Ziploc Baggy or frosting bag
- 1C of powdered sugar
- 1/2C of Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
- 1 tub of store bought frosting
- Candy Hearts (or any shape you want) *optional*
What You Do:
- Make the cupcakes according to the box.
- Cook according to the box then cool for 30 minutes.
- While the cupcakes are cooling, in a small bowl, add your powdered sugar and baking cocoa. Add about a tablespoon of milk to your bowl. Mix well. It will take a few seconds (about 30 seconds) of constant mixing before your cocoa will mix into the milk. You’ll know it when it’s getting there. If you need more milk, add about a half a tablespoon at a time, until it’s like soft (slightly melted) frosting.
- Once the cupcakes are cooled, take your corer and remove a small hole in the center of each cupcake. Make sure you don’t go all the way to the bottom of the cupcake, as the filling will make the cupcake liners soggy – and it’ll be super messy to eat.
- Put your homemade frosting into the zip bag or frosting bag. Pipe a little bit of frosting into each cupcake hole.
- Frost your cupcakes. I found if you put the frosting on the tip of your knife and put it on the center of the cupcake (where your hole is), then slowly spread outwards, it spreads easier.
- Once you’re done frosting your cupcakes, add the candy hearts, or other shapes.
Not too long ago my friend Becky from Week 99er posted an amazing recipe for Gluten Free Homemade Bacon Topped Chocolate Cupcakes. It intrigued me.
If you are living a gluten free lifestyle, Week 99er has TONS of Gluten Free Recipes. I recommend you check her out – she has this recipe in a Gluten Free version also (:
While I’m rambling on, you should know I’ve never made homemade cupcakes before. This was a first for me. OMG it was so easy and it was so much better than boxed mix.
This recipe is 100% homemade – meaning I also made my own frosting. Again, thanks Becky!
This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1/4 tspn salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 375*
2. Cream butter & sugar together until light & fluffy.
3. Add egg & vanilla.
4. In separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture.
5. Add milk and water to mixture – mix well.
6. Spray muffin tins with baking spray or line with cupcake liners – fill 2/3rds full; bake for 13-15 minutes.
7. Let cool for 10 minutes before frosting.
- 8 tbspn butter; softened
- 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tbspn baking cocoa
1. Mix together butter & vanilla.
2. Add sugar and cocoa; mix well.
Fry up your bacon while the cupcakes are cooling. When everything is cooled; frost cupcakes. Cut each slice of bacon into 3 pieces. Top each cupcake with 1 chunk of bacon. Enjoy!
I cooked my bacon in the oven.
I don’t use cupcake liners.
Cooking times vary so start with the lowest cooking time & add 1 minute extra as needed.
You can make white frosting by omitting the baking cocoa.
I used my stand mixer & a whisk.
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Let me know if you have any questions!
Oh man, I made the best cupcakes ever today!
The best thing about these cupcakes, is they’re totally tasty!
What you’ll need:
1 box of white cake mix
1 can (15oz) unsweetened applesauce
1/8 cup of sugar
Eggs – the amount of eggs depends on what the box says. Sometimes it’s 2 & sometimes it’s 3.
1. Mix everything together on high speed for 2 minutes.
2. Put into muffin tins half full.
3. Bake 20 minutes in preheated 350* oven.
Voila! Mama’s best cupcakes! I can honestly say they are the most moist cupcakes I have ever had.
I will also say, I was nervous at first because “really, applesauce?”
I was super excited to make these because I have never used my Better Homes & Garden stand mixer before.
So today was the BIG day for me (:
Isn’t it the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? LOL.