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January 5, 2015

Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes

Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes are the most DIVINE cupcake ! With Chocolate Liqueur in the batter and in the Ganache like frosting as well - this is the PERFECT treat for celebrations

These Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes are to die for divine ! I wanted to create a somewhat different chocolate cupcake, than the normal double chocolate or rich chocolate cupcakes.

By somewhat I mean there is still double chocolate {the Cocoa and the Liqueur} as well as richness in these delightful cupcakes, but the taste is so much better  .. oh, and definitely not for kiddies !

Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes ~ The most DIVINE cupcake ! With Chocolate Liqueur in the batter and in the Ganache like frosting as well - this is the PERFECT treat for Valentines Day

I decided to use one of my standard chocolate cupcake recipes, but omitted the Milk in the batter and replaced it with the Chocolate Liqueur - you can go half Milk and half Liqueur if you wish.

Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes ~ The most DIVINE cupcake ! With Chocolate Liqueur in the batter and in the Ganache like frosting as well - this is the PERFECT treat for Valentines Day

The frosting had me thinking for a while, but when I'd gone through my pantry, I found a forgotten {how is that even possible!!} can of Pillsbury Chocolate Frosting, which I bought back in November and it simply skipped my mind that I had some.

But, I wanted more - in texture and in flavor ! As I was not sure how the combination would turn out, I first tried mixing only a little bit of the Frosting and a few drops of Liqueur. After some small adjustments, I had exactly what I wanted.

The Frosting is more of a Ganache after I added the Liqueur and not as firm as plain Frosting would be. That suited me just fine - the taste is phenomenal ! Guess who totally licked the bowl and every bit of cutlery with Frosting still stuck on it ;-)

*Remember you can use less Liqueur in the Frosting, and as I mentioned above, you can also use half Milk and half Liqueur in the batter for these scrumptious Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes.


Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes



12 Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 t Baking Powder
1/4 t Salt
1 Egg
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Chocolate Liqueur*  {I use Nachtmusik}
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 t Vanilla

FROSTING:

1 1/2 cups Ready made Chocolate Frosting  {I use Pillsbury}
3 TB Chocolate Liqueur*

Sprinkles, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line a 12 hole cupcake pan with paper liners or spray with cooking oil.
2.) In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the Cocoa, Flour, Sugar. Baking Powder and Salt.
3.) Add the Egg, Water, Liqueur, Oil and Vanilla to the dry ingredients - beat 2 - 3 minutes until well combined - divide the batter between the 12 liners - bake 18 - 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
4.) Remove from the oven - let sit for 5 minutes - remove from the pan and transfer to a cooling rack - allow to cool completely.
5.) Frosting : Meanwhile, mix together the Frosting and Liqueur - place in the refrigerator to firm up a little.

Pipe or spread the Frosting over the Cupcakes, decorate with Sprinkles {if using} and serve.

Chocolate Liqueur Cupcakes ~ The most DIVINE cupcake ! With Chocolate Liqueur in the batter and in the Ganache like frosting as well - this is the PERFECT treat for Valentines Day

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - these sound so divine!! Love these!!

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  2. I saved this recipe Linda!! I love theses!! stunning!!

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  3. These sound so delicious and would make a great little treat for my Valentine in February. ;)

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  4. Oh my goodness do these look DIVINE!!!!! Yum Yum!!

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  5. Thanks for linking up these absolutely gorgeous looking cupcakes

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  6. So at 6am it is ok to want to make these, right? Yum!

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  7. these look so super cute and sound awesomely tasty
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  8. Linda you've done it again! These look awesome!

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  9. OMG can you get make a better cupcake! Shared on just about everything..but what is "we heart it"? When I click on it from your bar nothing happens? Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday!
    Jess @ LiveRandomlySimple I love having you every week!

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    1. Thank you, Jess ! We Heart It is almost like Pinterest but not as huge, where you save pics/posts you love ~ you can easily sign up with them :-) {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment}

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  10. Thank you so much for attending week 16 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  11. These looks so amazing! You had me at chocolate! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1ybfEwi

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