Alcohol + Cake= Amazing Idea. Toby and I found a cookbook entitled Booze Cakes. They had me at booze. The book is filled with great recipes like margarita cheesecake ( made with tequila) and jello shot cake. Genius. Saturday night I was invited to a Christmas party with some work friends ( Thanks Geoff and Jason!) I wanted to bring something delicious and alcohol ridden. This fit the bill pretty easily!
There are three parts of this recipe- The batter, the frosting and the caramel drizzle. All parts include Bailey's Irish Cream. YUM. The cookbook has this recipe as a cake, but I decided cupcakes may be better for a party where people were standing. Plus, I love cupcakes. They are so darn cute. Just know to cut the cooking time since they will cook quicker. These cooked in about 12 minutes. I made most of the batter in my Kitchenaid mixer and it was really easy. It is actually fairly simple to make a cake sans boxed mix. The frosting is a light frosting so as always don't frost until the cupcakes are completely cooled. The whip cream will melt pretty easily. I chose to drizzle the caramel on the actual cupcakes then frosted,then drizzled again. I forgot the chocolate to shave on top since I didn't buy it at the market so feel free to top these with whatever you want. If you were wondering- the cakes do not have an overly alcohol taste, but they do they do have a nice yummy flavor.Might I add- the caramel sauce might have been my favorite part. I need to find something else to use it in.
I was not able to find the recipe from the book online, but if you want to check out the book it is on Amazon here: Get Buzzed......
I will include some pictures from my cooking extravaganza.Hint: the batter for this does not look like a silky cake batter we are used to. Do not get nervous. It still comes out great.
|I ate a good amount of this batter. Yum|
|I scooped cupcakes with a ice cream scoop for more uniform cupcakes|
|Poke cupcakes to let caramel get into the cupcakes then frost|
|Since frosting was so light and airy put in ziplock bag and pipe|
|There is is. Yum. Bottoms Up!!|