Jack & Coke Chocolate Cupcakes
- 1 12 oz can Coke (Not Diet Coke – you need the sugar in the original)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp Jack Daniels whiskey
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 8 Tbsp Jack Daniels whiskey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 18 gummy cola bottles (only if you want them to be extra cute)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line 18 cupcake cups with paper or aluminum liners.
Combine Coke and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar and whisk until sugars are dissolved and mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add cooled cocoa mixture. Stir to combine. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into cupcake liners to 3/4 cup full. Bake 15 mins. until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare frosting in electric mixer by combining butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and Jack Daniels. Pipe onto cupcakes as simple or fancy as you like and top with a gummy cola bottle to make it extra cute.
Enjoy! And remember don’t eat Jack & Coke Cupcakes and drive! 🙂
Cheers & Hugs,
Thanks Leslie @ stressbaking.com for a great idea and recipe!