Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Whiskey Cupcakes

I made these for my friend Hillary's birthday last month and they were a total hit!  They turned out just like chocolate lava cakes with a delicious whiskey cream topping!  You could easily swap your favorite liquor for the whiskey in this recipe!


Makes 12 cupcakes

1 stick butter
4 oz dark chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon whiskey
1/4 cup flour

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 whiskey

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line your cupcake tin
3. Place butter and chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Set the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and stir occasionally until melted.  Then remove the bowl from the pan.
4. Using a mixer, whisk the eggs, sugar, and whiskey on medium speed for about 5 minutes (easiest if you do this in a stand mixer).  Reduce speed and add in melted chocolate/butter mixture.
5. Finally fold in the flour to this mixture
4. Spoon batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
6. When cupcakes are done, transfer to wire rack and cool.
7. For the frosting, separate the eggs so you only have egg whites.  Place the egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl and place over boiling water similar to the way you did the chocolate.
8. When the sugar dissolves remove the bowl from the pan
7. Using the stand mixer again and whisk together the egg white and sugar mixture until egg whites have cooled.  Then add the whiskey and mix until combined.
8. Frost the cupcakes and serve IMMEDIATELY!

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