I’m a cocktail lover who also loves cupcakes. So it was only natural that I would combine the two and come up with cocktail cupcakes!
This list of my favorite alcohol infused cupcakes will help you find the perfect easy recipe to make next time you want to serve a unique treat to the adults in your life.
These boozy cupcakes contain alcohol in the cake and frosting. Adding liquor to cupcakes is a fun way to make an easy dessert that is happy hour friendly and perfect for any adult party.
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Alcohol Infused Cupcakes to Make Now
Spiked Cupcakes can be infused with all kinds of liquors, like vodka and tequila, as well as liqueurs like Kahlua.
I think cupcakes have the best ratio of cake to frosting so they are my favorite dessert to make when I need a sweet treat. Making them booze-infused takes them from basic to boozy without any extra effort.
Next time you want to whip up a batch of your favorite cocktail, consider making one of these alcoholic cupcakes instead!
Which spiked cupcakes will you make?
What Do Alcohol Infused Cupcakes Taste Like?
To guess what these might taste like, just imagine your favorite cocktail recipe. While the cocktail-inspired cupcakes don’t taste exactly like your favorite drink, all the flavors are there.
By adding the liquor and base cocktail flavors, you can enjoy a baked version of your go-to alcoholic beverage.
These easy liquor-infused cupcakes would be super appropriate for a 21st birthday party or any adult-focused party.
And they couldn’t be easier to make!
How Do You Add Alcohol to Cake Mix?
There are a few ways to add alcohol to cake mix or cupcakes.
- Add the liquor to the cake mix batter before baking.
- Soak the baked cake in the alcohol of your choice after baking.
- Include a little pipette of liquor for the person enjoying the cupcake to add on their own.
- You can also include your favorite liquor in the frosting.
Does Alcohol Bake Out of Cupcakes?
Although there is a little bit of conflicting information, baking alcohol for at least 15 minutes will burn off some of the alcohol.
Plus, the amount of alcohol you are adding to the rest of the cupcake ingredients will be spread out over the number of cupcakes you are making.
While there is liquor in the buttercream that isn’t baked, the amount, mixed with the other ingredients and divided by the number of cupcakes you are making, isn’t going to be too powerful.
In other words, it is unlikely that you would get drunk by eating an alcohol-infused cupcake.
If you add the alcohol after they are baked or with a pipette, you would have more of a chance of feeling the effects of the booze. But you’d likely have to eat A LOT.
Make some of these and you’ll start to be known as the fun lady with the cocktail cupcakes.
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As you can see, the sky is the limit when you want to spike your cupcakes with alcohol!
Alcohol Infused Cupcakes are a great way to turn your favorite cocktail into a boozy baked good!