Thursday, May 30, 2013

Alcohol Infused Cupcakes

yes, you read that right. thanks to Stephanie and her brilliant drink-filled cranium. I made her "4th of July" cupcakes, Memorial Day style. I don't think there's a more fitting way to share the recipe with y'all than to link-up for Stephanie and Chelsee's party link-up.

here's how I made mine::

step one- gather your ingredients.

I tried to stay on the path of Steph's recipe since I have negative baking skills. white cake mix, some regular frosting, a cupcake pan, and blue food coloring. with the vodka of course.

I happened to have UV Cake vod and Pinnacle Cotton Candy. which is what I used.

step two- follow the recipe on the cake mix box, but substitute the water for vod (as in, 1 cup water = 1 cup of vodka). then put it into the tin, after it's lined with the paper things of course, and bake. I made mini cupcakes, the oven was 350 and they baked for about 10 min.

step three- frosting. I put the whole can into a bowl and mixed it with 4-6 tablespoons of vod. however, I realized then that it was too much frosting and I probs could have gotten away with half the can. oh well. tip:: if the frosting is too runny just add powder sugar.

step four- after the cupcakes are cooled and the frosting is ready started spreading it on, and then top with alcohol soaked cherries. recommendation:: do not use moonshine soaked cherries, people think they're too strong. 

final product!

they were delish, everyone loved them!

also, do not touch the pans when they are in a 350 degree oven, or this will happen

obviously I know not to touch hot items and this was an accident cause the stupid oven mit wasn't cooperating. it didn't really hurt, I'm sure it will leave a nice little scar though. oops.

there ya have it, folks! if I can manage to make them, I'm positive anyone else could. for our big firework bonfire I think I might try adding whiskey.

anyways, I'm off to work. then home to get things organized to see Tim McGraw tomorrow!! first country concert of the summer!!


  1. They look delicious! I should make them for my brother's 30th.

  2. Ouch, I am sure that hurts! Things like that happen to me all the time, it is a shame.
    Cotton candy vodka? How cool is that? I have never seen this before, I need to try it!

  3. Now you are my kind of girl, lol. I love the idea!

  4. LMAO @ "don't use moonshine soaked cherries" because I've had them and yes, they're too strong!

    I almost always burn myself when using the oven, which may be why I don't cook much.

  5. Yes!!! I'm glad you made them and loved them :) Sorry you burnt yourself though, ouch

  6. These look great!!! I hate your burned yourself, hopefully you drank enough of the left over alcohol to forget the pain. Thanks for linking up this week! Have a great day!

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