Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

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These cupcakes are made entirely from scratch. No box cake mix here! Just follow the ingredients and directions below and you’ll end up with a delicious cupcake loaded with whiskey flavor!

**Note: this recipe should make about 25 cupcakes, depending on the cupcake tins/liners you decide to use

Ingredients:
Cupcakes
2 Cups (10 ounces) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (3.75 ounces) coco powder
2 cups (14.5 ounces) granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup super strong coffee
1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
Preheat oven t 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In separate bowl (I use a 4 or 8 cup measuring vessel) combine the eggs, coffee, whiskey, buttermilk and oil.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into prepared cupcake cups.Fill half full and they should rise to the top.

Bake in preheated oven about 18-20 minutes until the tops spring back when lightly pressed.
Cool completely.

Ingredients:
Ganache
16 ounces good quality dark chocolate 65-72 %, chopped into small pieces 1/4 inch or less.
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey

Directions:
Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowland set aside.
Heat heavy cream until just boiling. Pour over chocolate.
Cover chocolate and cream for 2 minutes to allow chocolate to soften. Uncover and stir with whisk until smooth and silky.
Stir in butter until fully incorporated.
Stir in whiskey until fully incorporated, cool completely.

Ingredients:
Buttercream Frosting
1 lb. unsalted butter, softened
1- 3 ounce package white chocolate, vanilla or cheesecake instant pudding mix
2 cups Dark Chocolate Whiskey ganache
1/2 cup sifted dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
More whiskey to taste

Directions:
In stand mixer, beat the butter and pudding mix together on medium high speed for 5 minutes or so.

Turn off the mixer, add the ganache, cocoa powder and heavy cream. Beat for another 5 minutes.

Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time, tasting as you go until it is sweet enough for you then beat on medium high for at least 5 more minutes.

If it isn’t a strong enough whiskey taste for you add Tablespoon by Tablespoon of whiskey until it is to your liking.

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2 responses to “Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. code

    how many servings does this recipe make?

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