This recipe was first posted on HelloGiggles as part of my Cupcake Girl column.
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1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour (3/4 all-purpose flour, 3/4 cake flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (or milk with 1 teaspoon cream of tartar—I used milk and tartar)
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbs bourbon per cupcake
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Blend eggs, extract and honey into this bowl.
Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk, a small amount at a time.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes.
Make about 8 holes in the cupcakes, poking the tops with a fork. Now, use the bourbon you set aside to drizzle over the tops of the cupcakes. Use about 1 tablespoon per cupcake.
Now for the Honey Bourbon frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon bourbon, or to taste
Mix it up. (If icing is too runny, add more sugar. If too thick, add a splash of milk.)