Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cupcake Girl: Old Fashioned Cupcakes

Last week for HelloGiggles, I turned your granddad's cocktail into a cupcake. Don't worry, it still has whiskey ...

Old Fashioned Cupcakes
Part of my frosted cocktails series ... 

See where the recipe first posted on HG here

•   2  cups sifted flour (1/2 cups cake flour and 1 1/2  cups all purpose flour)
•   2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, just a tad less is good
•   ½  teaspoon salt
•   2 eggs
•   1 1/2 cups sugar (1 cup granulated, 1/2 cup brown sugar)
•   ¾ cup butter, softened
•   1 cup milk (or blend in as needed)
•   2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•   2 tablespoons whiskey, per cupcake

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside dry ingredients.
Cream butter and sugar.  Blend egg and extract into this bowl.
Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk, a small amount at a time.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Allow cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes.
Make 8-12 holes in the cupcakes, poking the tops with a fork. Now, use the whiskey you set aside to drizzle over the tops of the cupcakes. Use two tablespoons per cupcake.

Now for the orange whiskey buttercream frosting!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar, by taste/texture
¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3½ tablespoons orange juice, fresh squeezed
1 tablespoon whiskey, or whiskey to taste
Mix it up. (If icing is too runny, add more sugar. If too thick, add a splash of milk.) 

Apply frosting.
Garnish with orange zest or skin.

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