Kahlua Cupcakes

4 Aug

Have you tried to make Summer’s Kristmas Kahlua yet?  Well, get on it!  I’ve a cupcake recipe for you!

It’s real simple.  Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes.   As they sit on your wire rack to cool, poke them with a toothpick about 10 times and brush some of that Kristmas Kahlua on top so that it seeps into the holes you’ve made.  I went over each three times!  (You could probably do even more than that.)

While those finish cooling, make some Kahlua Buttercream Frosting a la Java Cupcake.

1 2lb. bag of powdered sugar
2 sticks of  softened butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup kahlua
 
Whip the butter until fluffy.  Alternate the powdered sugar with the remaining wet ingredients.  Cool it in the fridge for a few minutes before using it.   

Once cool, using a small spreader or spatula (or butter knife) put a crumb coat on each cupcake.

Then pipe a decorative border around the edge of each little cake.  Leave the center empty for now.  Place them in the fridge to set a little.

Now whip up a chocolate ganache.

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
8 oz chocolate chips
 
Heat the cream in a sauce pan until it just starts to bubble.  Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips.  Let it sit for 10 minutes then stir until smooth.  Let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 
 

Then use a small spoon to fill the void in the center of each cupcake with the chocolate ganache.

These babies are pretty rich but the Kahlua is a little on the subtle side.  They definitely look and taste great.  This is a great way to fancy up a box mix!  Your friends and family will never know.  Don’t worry your secret is safe with me!

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One Response to “Kahlua Cupcakes”

  1. summer August 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    well I can’t wait to taste my Kahlua on a cupcake! tick tock i am waiting!

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