17 Sep 2010

National Cupcake Week: White Russian Cupcakes

It's day five of National Cupcake Week and Katie is in the kitchen making cupcakes.....still ;) 

I think my friends and family are getting a wee bit sick of cupcakes, I think now is the time to start palming them off on neighbors, co-workers and general passers by.  Or maybe throwing them at people I don't like!

Today marks the final day of alcohol laced cupcakes.  Back to good old wholesome, family friendly cakes as of tomorrow. My final cocktail cupcake is a cocktail I am not very fond of but is a firm favorite amongst my friends, the white russian.  Made with milk, vodka and kaluah it was just begging to be transformed into a delicious cupcake!



White Russian Cupcakes

110g butter
125g plain flour
150g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
50ml milk

30ml vodka
30ml kaluah 
2 free range eggs

Frosting:
110g butter
350g icing sugar

1tsb milk 
2tsp kaluah
 


First preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan assisted and line a muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Cream together the sugar and butter till light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Sift together the two flours into a bowl and add the vanilla extract to the milk.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the batter alternating with the milk mixture then the vodka and kaluah, beginning and ending with the flour.  Fill each case 3/4 full of the batter and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Once cool make the frosting by combining the butter with the icing sugar.  Add the milk and kaluah, spoon by spoon until you achieve the correct piping consistency.

Pipe your cakes into a pretty swirl before decorating with grated chocolate.


11 comments:

How To Be Perfect said...

Loving all your cupcakes this week, great ideas and they all look totally scrumptious x

ByMyFairHand said...

They sound absolutely gorgeous! You posts this week have put my cupcake week cupcakes to shame!

Lora said...

ooh love these too. Am getting a delicious buzz from your fabulous week of cupcakes..

Lora said...

ooh love these too. Am getting a delicious buzz from your fabulous week of cupcakes..

Chele said...

Wonderful!

Jane Ko said...

Goodness, I've craving every single one of these alcohol cupcakes!

Jane Ko said...

A fellow follower now :)

Marisa said...

Based on one of my favourite cocktails? It can only be good.

Liz said...

this is such a cool idea! I have posted a version on my blog: http://thesugarlump.blogspot.com/2012/01/white-russian-cupcakes.html

Iliana Linares Santana said...

I made your cupcakes and they were delicious everyone loved them thank you very much for your recipes

Iliana Linares Santana said...

I made your cupcakes and they were delicious everyone loved them thank you for your recipes.