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Alcohol Infused Cupcakes/Cakes

post #1 of 37
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Can anyone tell me how to make alcohol infused cupcakes/cakes using popular liquor ie: Patron,Baileys,Champagne, etc.?
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post #2 of 37
I'd say make a simple syrup (half sugar half water, bring to a boil for a while) and add as much of the liqueur to it as you'd like, then spoon it over the cake. You could punch some holes in the cake with a bamboo skewer for better absorption. It would probably be a good idea to experiment a little bit first (maybe on some cupcakes) to make sure the flavor comes through without being overpowering.
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post #3 of 37
+1 to what Marianna46 said - for sure do a trial run! My first batch of "kahlua cupcakes" went terribly wrong and I'm sooooo glad I had time to try other things. The first time I wasn't thinking straight and just poured a full shot of liquor right into my cupcake batter and they just turned into mush. I think it turned out to be more of a pudding icon_eek.gif The second time I made a syrup, which ends up losing some if its alcohol, but that was okay! and it worked out MUCH better and tasted pretty dandy too!
post #4 of 37
Cakeladi, I use many different types of alcohol in my baking. I use the alcohol as a flavor enhancement, not a novelty.

Each type of alcohol works differently in a recipe. Very few benefit from baking in the cake or cupcake. Many can be brushed, a very few need simple syrup, and the alcohol can be added to fillings, ganache, and frostings as well. Many times a cupcake will benefit from a combination of flavors.

If you would like a link to my site, pm me. I'll be happy to share the method and amounts for any of the alcohol infused recipes. I probably have 50 examples.
post #5 of 37
I use liquors in my buttercream often such as kahula,amaretto and baileys are my most popular. The only cupcakes that I actually bake with liquor in them are my chocolate guinness and my rum cupcake but with the rum cupcake I also pour a rum syrup over the top. Otherwise I dip my cupcakes into the liquor after I poke the top with a fork. I make my yellow cupcake and then poke holes in the top and dip the top into kahula and then top it with a baileys buttercream and everyone loved those
post #6 of 37
there is a book called booze in a cake, i think. but i heard there are many variations here on the cc recipes. they are variations on the wasc recipe.
post #7 of 37
bakencake, there's another called, Boozy Baker.

I have both books. I don't use the recipes, as I use my own, but I enjoy reading the flavor combinations. Both books have great reviews on Amazon, so I am sure either one would be an excellent choice.

Here's my OCD, cookbook obsession habit:

I go to Amazon, make a list of all of the recipes that have been tried with great results (and the bad), and put that list in the book for reference. Both of those books have a long list of reviewer posted greats.
post #8 of 37
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Originally Posted by scp1127

Cakeladi, I use many different types of alcohol in my baking. I use the alcohol as a flavor enhancement, not a novelty.

Each type of alcohol works differently in a recipe. Very few benefit from baking in the cake or cupcake. Many can be brushed, a very few need simple syrup, and the alcohol can be added to fillings, ganache, and frostings as well. Many times a cupcake will benefit from a combination of flavors.

If you would like a link to my site, pm me. I'll be happy to share the method and amounts for any of the alcohol infused recipes. I probably have 50 examples.



I wouldn't mind having this info too if you wouldn't mind. I am new to baking and have also wondered about alcohol and baking. Thank you!
post #9 of 37
Kathi, I'll send it. Susan
post #10 of 37
scp1127, I would also love to receive the link. Thanks!
post #11 of 37
For everyone who has pm'd me, look under cupcakes and cakes for flavors. There are also some in cheesecakes. I send all pm's a reply, so if anyone didn't get it, pm me again. I had one not go through yesterday. Susan
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by scp1127

bakencake, there's another called, Boozy Baker.

I have both books. I don't use the recipes, as I use my own, but I enjoy reading the flavor combinations. Both books have great reviews on Amazon, so I am sure either one would be an excellent choice.

Here's my OCD, cookbook obsession habit:

I go to Amazon, make a list of all of the recipes that have been tried with great results (and the bad), and put that list in the book for reference. Both of those books have a long list of reviewer posted greats.


thanks for the heads up on that book. need to check it out. that one and i think it's called the butch bakery. it's a guys take on cupcakes
post #13 of 37
Hi, Susan, I just PM'ed you too, before I saw that everybody was using this forum to ask for your website. Could you include me in the list, please?
Marianna
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post #14 of 37
hello susan can i be your fan too? please....thank you
post #15 of 37
scp1127 I would also love the link to your site. Thank you so much!!
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