Cupcakes are definitely one of my favorite things. They are so cute and dainty and you can be so creative with them. Cupcakes can be molded and shaped into any flavor combination possible and the result is almost always delicious.
So naturally, last week I was going through cupcake withdrawals having not produced a single mini cake in my oven in MONTHS! And with the Kentucky Derby coming up soon, I got a little creative with the traditional Derby dessert…Derby Pie.
Here’s what I came up with:
I was essentially going for the same flavors you would find in this traditional pie…chocolate, nuts, and bourbon… but put into a slightly different form.
I was extremely happy with the result, and I hope you make these for your next Derby Party on May 5th, 2012!
For starters, I’ll give you the cupcake recipe.
Bourbon Scented Vanilla Cupcakes
Adapted from Eat, Live, Run
- 3 cups bleached cake flour
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1.5 cups cane sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons bourbon
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon cane sugar
Sift all of the dry ingredients together and set aside.
|It may get a tad messy|