Whiskey Sour Cupcakes

When life gives you a free bottle of Lemon Sour, make cupcakes. (Or you know, mix it with whiskey.)

Whiskey Sour Cupcakes from bethcakes.com! Fun for Super Bowl parties, or really any time.

There are many awesome things about working in a building full of food magazines. I could go on and on, but for this blog post, all you need to know is that sometimes we get left over or extra products that aren’t needed. Like this bottle of Lemon Sour. I got it off the “free table”. While most people would think of making actual whiskey sours (which is what it’s made for after all), I was excited to bake something with it too.

And there’s plenty left for the whiskey, so it’s a win-win.

Whiskey Sour Cupcakes from bethcakes.com! Fun for Super Bowl parties, or really any time.

I wasn’t sure how much of the flavor would come through in the cake batter (I probably added a little too much–is that even a thing?) but it’s definitely there. You can taste the whiskey and the lemon, but it’s nothing overpowering. I wanted the cupcakes to have more of a whiskey base, and then focus the lemon flavor on the frosting. Then to top it off, lemon slices and cherries were very necessary!

These cupcakes were a nice way to enjoy the long weekend. I literally did nothing. Except bake things for blog posts. It was really nice to get a head start on things instead of scrambling during the week because I feel like that is my life sometimes!

Whiskey Sour Cupcakes from bethcakes.com! Fun for Super Bowl parties, or really any time.

I think these cupcakes would be so fun for a Super Bowl party! Football games and alcoholic beverages always go together right?

These cupcakes turned out so well, and I’m excited to do some other flavor combinations. I’m not sure when the next one will be, but I’m thinking it’s going to be a honey + whiskey situation. ;) Maybe there will just be a whole line of boozecakes.

(Does boozecakes by bethcakes sound too ridiculous?)

Whiskey Sour Cupcakes from bethcakes.com! Fun for Super Bowl parties, or really any time.

If you don’t have this Lemon Sour, or don’t want to order it, I would just use lemon juice in its place. I haven’t tried that, but I’m sure it will work just as well.

Whiskey Sour Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

ingredients

    for the cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whiskey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (I used Lemon Sour)
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • for the frosting
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (I used Lemon Sour)
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Lemon wedges and cherries - optional

instructions

    for the cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl, stir, and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until completely incorporated.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well.
  5. Add whiskey and flour mixture. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  6. Add lemon juice and mix until completely incorporated.
  7. Spoon cupcake batter into the prepared pan, filling paper liners about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Let cupcakes cool in the pan for five minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. (Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.)
  10. for the frosting
  11. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter on medium high speed until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  12. Add lemon juice and lemon extract.
  13. Then add half of the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until just combined. Then mix on medium speed until powdered sugar is completely incorporated.
  14. Repeat with the rest of the powdered sugar. (If the frosting is too thin, add another 1/2 cup powdered sugar and mix well.)

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Comments

  1. says

    I like that you are experimenting with different flavor combinations. These two worked together really well and your made from scratch lemon frosting is the best. :)

  2. jana says

    Oh my goodness – and the TASTE!!! These were just about the best tasting cupcakes I’ve ever had too and I’m not even a big lemon fan! Delish!

    • says

      Thanks! I used to think I wasn’t a big fan of lemon either, but I really liked it in these. Glad you liked them!

  3. says

    These are so different! I love it! And yes please, continue with a whole line of boozecakes : ) That would be amazing.

  4. says

    Ha – yes, the leftover treats are the best part of working anywhere there’s food production going on! Whiskey sour is my absolute favourite cocktail so I am in loveeee with these cupcakes. Very creative Beth, Pinned!

  5. says

    These cupcakes are beautiful and man I love your way of thinking! When life gives you lemons, definitely make a boozy cupcake!! Oh and boozecakes by bethcakes sounds like a great venture :))) Do it!!

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