Saturday 17 August 2013

coffee & whisky cupcakes with whisky glaze.

(By that, I do not mean those treats hidden beneath my t-shirt..)

It's been a while since I've baked, and even longer since I baked something new! Yesterday was my super good friend Charli's birthday, so I baked some cakes. She's a pretty big fan of both coffee and whisky, so I thought these would be pretty perfect for her! I think she liked them :)

Cupcake ingredients:
• 125g unsalted butter
• 175g caster sugar
• 200g self raising flour
• 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons Scotch whisky
• 1 tablespoon instant coffee
• 125ml warmed milk

• Preheat the oven to 200ºC & line a muffin tin with cases
• Cream the butter & sugar together until pale and fluffy
• In another bowl, sift the flour & cocoa
• Add the vanilla extract & whisky to the beaten egg
• Dissolve the coffee in the warm milk
• Gradually add the egg mixture to the butter & sugar
• Add half the flour/cocoa & half the milk/vanilla/whisky to the batter and mix
• Mix in the remaining ingredients & divide between 12 cupcake cases
• Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
• Leave to cool completely on a wire rack before icing 
(see below for icing recipe!)

Cupcakes based on this recipe.

Icing ingredients:
• 110g unsalted butter
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• seeds from 1/2 a vanilla pod
• 2 tsp whole milk
• 200g icing sugar
• 2-3 shots of Scotch whisky

• Heat butter, vanilla & milk over a low heat for 7 minutes
• Add to a bowl and sift in the sugar, a little at a time
• Mix to a paste, add the whisky & stir until smooth
• Use a non-serrated knife to ice the cupcakes & sprinkle a little cocoa powder

Icing adapted from this recipe.

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  1. These look awesome Lyzi! I bet she loved them! xxx

  2. Mm Lyzi, these look amazing. Such a nice flavour combination too :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  3. Yum, yum, yum!

    Emma x

  4. OO, these look and sound good! I have almond muffins in the oven as we speak...4 mins to go...

    Tora ||

  5. They look lush - I may have to try the recipe! :)

  6. Lovely post with some really amazing pictures and ideas!

    Erin, xx

  7. Not sure about the whisky part, but these look LUSH Lyzi! I think I may bake many Christmas pressies this year, definitely bookmarking this for my Dad :) <3 Claire at Jazzpad

  8. This made me hungry! i need to learn how to bake x

  9. Mmm these sound (and look) so tasty!

  10. They look absolutely amazing, I will have to make a batch! Is it just me or do they look like they could benefit from some bacon sprinkles?!


  11. Woah yum, these look really tasty and gorgeous photography. I am a big fan of whiskey so I will be sure to make a batch of these, thanks :)

  12. Such a thoughtful birthday treat, and your photos are gorgeous too! I'm not a huge whisky drinker but think most of the guys in my family would be a huge fan of these!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

  13. Oh my goodness, this recipe looks delicious!

    Xo, Hannah

  14. Wowza! Two of my boyfriend's favourite things in a cake. Oh and his birthday is coming up. I'll be book-marking this page :)

  15. There's no way she couldn't have loved them, they look delish, you're such a good friend! ;) Xx

  16. beautiful
    I invite you to visit my blog, you're very welcome <3
    Super kiss and a great weekend .

  17. I made these on Sunday....... making another batch on Saturday... family & friends are very happy! x

  18. If you want to satisfy your taste buds with high class and share some happy moments with your friends, you must buy coffee beans of your choice, rather than depending on the readymade coffee powder.


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