Vanilla Bourbon Cupcakes
w/ Vanilla Bourbon Frosting
(Recipe adapted from here)
Makes 12 cupcakes
- 1/2 cup lowfat milk
- 1 teaspoon 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (softened, at room temperature)
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line cupcake pans with liners.
- In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the milk, vanilla extract, egg, and egg whites until well incorporated.
- In a stand mixer, mix the sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt on low speed for 10 seconds.
- Mix in the softened butter and remaining 1/4 cup milk on low speed until moistened. Gradually increase speed to medium, until everything well incorporated.
- Add the egg mixture in 3 parts, beating on medium after each addition.
- Fill cupcake liners 2/3 way full. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Check done-ness with a toothpick, should come out clean.
- Let cool before frosting.
- 2/3 stick unsalted butter (softened, at room temperature)
- 1 tsp 100% pure bourbon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugars (sifted after measured)
- 4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- In a stand mixer, mix softened butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in 1 cup powdered sugar.
- Add 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream.
- Repeat process until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Once you have your frosting the way you want, place it in a piping bag with you choice of piping tip. This time I used Wilton's #2D piping tip.
I have been looking for this tip for awhile now and I finally found it at Michael's. It was the last one they had in stock, so it was definitely meant to be. lol...
I was super happy about how these cupcakes turned out, especially the frosting part.
For the frosting technique, I went with the simple rose design. I still need practice, but I have improved from my last cupcake frosting job seen here. And it is sooo much FUN!
I used Martha Stewart's cupcake liners for these cupcakes. I just love how the pink floral ones look along with the rose frosting. It's the simple details...lol...
Enjoy & I hope you try this out!