Monday, August 3, 2009

Kahlúa Cupcakes



Recipe:

(makes 24 cupcakes)
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup Kahlúa
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Insert 24 liners into a medium cupcake pan.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and creamy, 3-5 minutes. Add egg yolks and beat for 4 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix water and Kahlúa.
  4. In another large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternating with the Kahlua mixture. Mix on medium speed until ingredients are completely combined.
  6. With clean beaters and a large bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until they form soft peaks. Gradually beat in the remaining sugar to make a meringue. With a rubber spatula, fold the meringue into the batter.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan
(icing)
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Kahlua
  • 2-3 Tbsp. hot coffee
  1. In large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add cocoa powder, Kahlua and hot coffee. Beat until smooth. Frosts 2 dozen cupcakes

7 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

just mouthwatering! nicely decorated too!

Irene said...

Whoa! Looks amazing!

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Rachel Star said...

Beautifully decorated- they look gorgeous!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Beautiful cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula said...

What a great blog!

This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!
Paula

Effie (: said...

Yummy! now i really want to eat those delicious cupcakes =D I'm going to try making it one day (: