Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle

These Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle are filled with boozy goodness. In the cupcake, in the frosting and in the drizzle!

 Closeup of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle from a Spoon In a Metallic Cupcake Liner

If you think this is a stretch for my Friday Cocktails, then you didn’t see just how much booze I’ve put into these Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle! It’s everywhere I tell ya!

Booze in the cake, even more in the frosting and then because I wasn’t sure that was quite enough I thought an extra touch with a drizzle would be necessary.

I think I had the idea to do this but I’m not sure…Jessica posted  these Bacon Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting + a Bourbon Drizzle (were those a homage to Elvis or what?) last week. But it was sort of an over the top addition that we all loved.

Trio of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes on a Serving Plate

I made these Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes for my daughter Lauren. Her birthday is tomorrow. Thirty years!!! How on earth does a 39 year old woman have a child who is 30? Talk about a miracle huh? But the real miracle is my girl. My sweet girl who was just living her life like so many of us when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The same girl who was so afraid of strangers that I used customer service at grocery stores to get her used to them. I would have her go to the Customer Service desk and ask them a question about where we could find something, always urging her to remember that the WORST thing that could ever happen is they would not know. I know it seemed a silly task but it helped.

As she got a bit older those days were a thing of the past and my adolescent girl would take off on her own; shopping with mom was embarrassing. I guess I showed her…if she got too far awry and was nowhere to be seen when I was ready to leave a store; I would have the checkout person call her on the intercom.

As much as she hated that; she obviously hated walking the aisles with me more because I remember doing that on several occasions! ‘Would Lauren Kiebel please come to the checkout; your mom is waiting!’

There were fun times too; funny I never stopped to think until just now if she had a clue how nervous I was when I agreed to be the coach of her girls soccer team when she was in elementary school. I did not have a CLUE how the game was played but they needed an assistant coach and I volunteered.

I remember thinking how brave she was then too; she volunteered to be the goalie and she was so good at that…that height business really helped!

Lauren the Warrior Princess

She has weathered her share of heartache over the years too; her best friend dying three years after a lightning bolt rendered her physically and mentally incapacitated, the pain of a distant father; going through high school a bit too tall and with a bit less social life than she would have liked.

But those things have made her stronger too and I love this photo a friend of hers took. I see this great warrior princess; unashamed that her hair is gone and still looking fierce.

There is no doubt that it was that reservoir of strength that has helped see her through this with a strength of purpose that has not gone un-noticed. She has risen to the challenge of showing cancer who is boss!

She was determined to not give in or give up and has found herself in a role where others now see her so admirably for her abject determination to fight this fight with humor and determination and a positive spirit.

And the best part. She won! Chemo worked, the lump is gone. Surgery to scrape the area around the lump, remove a couple of lymph nodes and remove her port (what she called ‘her creature’) is complete and she has been declared cancer free!! Is there a way I can add sound to those two words? Maybe this would say it better?

CANCER FREE!!

Just as parents aren’t supposed to lose their children, we also aren’t supposed to see them go through something like this. But she did and it has changed her. When just months ago losing her luxurious long hair was heart breaking she now thinks she just might keep it shorter (which I LOVE!).

She is unsure of her job future since losing her job (can you believe cancer was a pain for her boss to deal with?) but she’s working on plans and I just know something positive will come of that too. She was meant for greater things and we’re just not sure yet exactly what that is…but I can’t wait to see! In the meantime? We have a pretty important birthday to celebrate don’t we?

Update: Good things do happen to deserving people. While working in a temporary position for E-bags she gained some priceless experience and was recruited from her LinkedIn profile for a job with Zappos in Las Vegas. After 18 months there another offer came from Ebay in San Jose, CA and she is  living the dream…she loved Zappos but Vegas is no place to live and the San Francisco area was a dream destination.

HURRAH!! Another update? As of late 2018 she has joined Facebook in San Jose, CA. We may curse at FB sometimes but wow is it a fantastic place for her to work!

Closeup of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle from a Spoon

It’s not like cupcakes with whiskey could be called Lauren’s favorite for her birthday. I’m not sure she has ever indicated a true favorite cake; most birthdays were a relatively basic cake, it was all about the frosting and the decorating.

I remember years of shapes and frostings and making anything from a bubble gum machine to a Care Bears cake to ballet shoes so these are definitely a treat for a woman.

She may be my girl but she is not a girl…and this woman deserves this amazing cupcake! So these pups have honey whiskey in the cake, frosting with more…and well, they are decorated with drizzled honey whiskey; I mean how perfect is that?

Closeup of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle from a Spoon In a Metallic Cupcake Liner in Front of a Bottle of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

By the way…I have not tried using this for a cocktail; it’s just SO perfect for something like this and that’s why I bought it. It’s not a whiskey infused with honey; instead it’s whiskey with honey liqueur and it’s simply delicious!

Guess I’ll have to give a cocktail shout out one day soon but in the meantime…won’t you join me in wishing Lauren a VERY Happy Birthday? Love you sweetie and have a wonderful week with your girlfriends up in Summit County!!

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Closeup of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle from a Spoon In a Metallic Cupcake Liner in Front of a Bottle of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle

Closeup of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Boozy Drizzle from a Spoon

A rich cupcake with Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey in the cake, the frosting, and the drizzle. They are out of this world!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • 3 Tbsp Milk

For the Boozy Drizzle:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, as much as needed to get correct consistency

Instructions

  1. To Make the Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix just to incorporate.
  5. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the wet mixture and beat until just combined.
  6. Add the whiskey and milk until just combined.
  7. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners and divide batter evenly into cups; approximately 2/3 full for each cup.
  8. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes; test with a toothpick; the top will be firm so make sure the inside is cooked through.
  9. Cool completely on a wire cake cooling rack before frosting.
  10. To Make the Boozy Drizzle
  11. Add all ingredients together in a small pan, bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before drizzling on cupcakes.
  12. To Make the Buttercream Frosting
  13. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
  14. Add the vanilla and Jack Daniels Honey and combine thoroughly.
  15. Add the cream a Tbsp at a time until your frosting is very light and fluffy and the correct consistency.
  16. Using a large serrated icing tip, pipe the frosting onto cupcakes.
  17. Garnish with the Boozy Drizzle.

CHEERS!!

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1 grams

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 675Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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    252 Comments

    1. I plan on making these for a party because of cooking the liquor do you feel that children or teens could eat these

      1. I do Marissa. First the Jack Honey is a liqueur so it’s got a lot less alcohol volume and then everything is either baked or cooked which pretty much cooks off what is there. If you wanted to be safe? I would warm the liqueur going into the cake and frosting which will burn if off (the drizzle gets heated so that’s not an issue). It’s like when someone flambe’s something? You don’t have to light it up… but it is the fumes that allows that to happen so just warm up what you’re using for a minute or two; the alcohol will burn off and then let it cool down and use it as specified.

    2. These were so good !!! , I was wondering if I was to make Hennessy cupcakes can I use the same exact recipe But I would replace Jack Daniels with Hennessy?

      1. You can certainly make them with Hennessey but it’s not probably a good idea to substitute equal amounts. The Jack Honey is actually a honey liqueur with whiskey, not straight whiskey and I think using the same amount of Hennessey ‘might’ make them more potent…which might be OK with you! I would test them and/or if you want to use less, make sure to make the total liquid amount the same, even if adding additional milk or water to compensate.

    3. I am planning on making these for a family party that is about three hours’ driving distance. Do you think I can put the drizzle on before I leave, or will that get the cupcakes soggy? Should I just wait to add it until I get there?

      1. I finished them completely and my daughter drove them to the mountains without a problem. Let the frosting dry a bit to get a little crust before you drizzle and they should be fine. Enjoy!

    4. How long can these stay out of the frig or can they be left out until gone even if is a day or two?
      Thx

      1. They don’t have to be refrigerated Paula; they’ll be gone too soon! I wanted to save a couple for a friend who is not close by so I froze those; icing and all!

    5. This is the most delicious thing I have ever made. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! It makes me feel like a chef. I will use this again and again! Truly. .. thank you!

    6. I made these for a leaving party that had a bunch of truckers there. They all loved it! I don’t like whiskey so I made a second batch and used Madori instead! Def A++ recipe šŸ™‚

    7. I hardly ever comment on recipes, but I just feel compelled. I needed a special one to make for my husband’s 39th birthday. He is suffering from depression and I wanted to really make him feel extra special. I made this recipe, but doubled it and made it into 2 round cakes. I LOVE how sturdy they turned out! I could maneuver and roost them without any crumbling. I made the frosting but I discovered I was out of vanilla so I used almond. Still delish!! I made 1/4 into chocolate and used it to stick the 2 cakes together, then used the rest to frost the top and outside. My hubby loves Bacon, so I stuck crispy Bacon strips (I baked them with Jack Daniels and brown sugar) around the sides of the cake. Needless to say he totally loved it!! Thanks for sharing!

      1. I’m so glad you let me know Soosie and hope this one little thing gave him a boost on his special day. I can only IMAGINE how good the salty bacon was with everything else; now I want to try that!

      1. You could add some cocoa to the mix Natalia but it’s very hard for me to give absolute amounts on how to modify the recipe if I’m not testing it. I would guess 1/4 cup and you might have to eliminate some of the flour to keep them from being dry. You might be better off to find a great chocolate cupcake and sub some of the liquid with the Honey Jack and then just top them with the frosting.

    8. What I would suggest is to specify what kind of flour is used for these cupcakes. Most at-home-bakers only have all-purpose flour in their pantry. From what I’ve found this recipe should call for either a blend of bread flour and cake flour or cake flour alone. All-purpose is too weak in protein to support the cake, resulting in sinking, which, any baker knows is a stressful situation. Also,I feel that recipes that measure dry ingredients by volume throw off the results. Great concept for a cupcake. Really loved the flavors and the mess ups were enjoyed by my family all the same, however, I felt it required too many trial-and error batches. Perhaps differences in elevation could be a factor as well. Thankfully, I am a skilled baker and fixing its flaws was simply a matter of time…

      1. Oh Anne it’s always the skilled bakers who feel such a strong need to come and give their two cents; no matter that several people have made these without an issue. I can only stand by what I and others have found when testing these cupcakes and many have had great results with the directions as written. Better luck next time; thanks for stopping by.

      2. I just made these, followed the recipe to the letter and they turned out perfectly. I will be making them again for sure!!!!!

        1. YAY! Love hearing that you had the same success I did! They are just a bit addictive huh? šŸ™‚

    9. My dad is a huge fan of his Jack, making them now for Father’s Day tomorrow. Unfortunately I think I may have over-mixed the batter, it was stiffer than cupcakes usually are, so I really hope I didn’t ruin them! Side note the batter is delicious!

      1. I hope they turned out. The batter and resulting cupcake are sturdy; I thought they needed to be so I could mound a ton of frosting and more booze on them. šŸ™‚

    10. hi i am in looooove with this recipe but my brother had gotten the wrong whisky he just got the regular jack and its to late to go back to return it I need these cupcakes done by today! šŸ™ Do you think it will still go together and taste well if i just use the regular jack?

    11. I just made these for a girlfriends birthday party. She loves her Jack. They were disappearing in no time so she hid a tray for herself. Best cupcakes! Thanks for sharing!

      1. She sounds like me! Go glad both of our efforts were rewarded with her being happy; thanks for sharing!

    12. Made these for my Fiance who is turning 28 on Sunday. I made them as cupcakes in a jar so they could be sealed and mailed to him Mechanicsburg where he is currently finishing up his Masters degree and he said it was the best cupcakes hes ever eaten and let me say he hate cakes of all kinds hes a pie and muffin person but he does like his tennessee whiskey so i took a chance and it came out perfectly. This were soooo good. Defintely making more of these soon. Thanks so much for a delicious recipe. šŸ™‚

      1. Thank you for taking the time to let me know Crystal; warms my heart when I read stories like yours and makes the reason why I do this so real and worthwhile…my best to both of you!

    13. This recipe is great, my daughter and I bond over baking. Your story of your daughter was so heart felt. My daughter was just diagnosed with epilepsy at 37 with two teenagers that I now have to be g mama and MaMa. This was our project for this weekend. They are great.

      1. So sorry to hear that Alison; I hope she can manage her illness and remain productive in all aspects of her life. I’m glad you enjoyed these; they are a great reminder to me of the joy we felt at that time plus they are just such good cupcakes to boot! Take good care…Barb

    14. The flavor is fabulous but the recipe needs work. A LOT of work, the batter is too dry making it too done when it’s barely done and the frosting…well let’s just say yuck, I opted for a Swiss buttercream and made this into a cake my second time around.

      1. Funny Elaine but you are the only person who has complained so I can assume you must have overbaked the cupcakes and as for the frosting? Yuck? Different strokes obviously as everyone has just loved it. But gotta love someone who will take the time to come to my home and leave rude comments; here’s hoping your day improves!

    15. Did you mean for the bourbon drizzle to have 1/2 cup of bourbon instead of the honey whiskey? Or is there bourbon in addition? I don’t see the bourbon on the ingredients list. Thanks!

      1. Just saw the other comments below, so I will just use the honey whiskey. Thanks for the recipe! Will be making them this weekend!

    16. Just an note…..bourbon can be whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Jack Daniels is not a bourbon. That aside, as a huge fan of Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey…..I am so looking forward to trying your recipe and loved reading your story about you and your daughter. Hooray for your daughter and I hope she continues to improve. You’re a great mom to keep things in perspective. Kudos to you both!

      1. Yeah I knew that;; guess I should have called it a whiskey drizzle! After the year we had it’s only amazing I didn’t call it gin! šŸ™‚

      2. Just wanted to respond to some of the misconceptions in these comments and this post. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is actually bourbon. They call it Tennessee Whiskey because they believe that it’s higher quality and in its own class due to stricter but still compliant processing methods from what legally is classified as bourbon . But it does, however, meet bourbon requirements. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is NOT actually bourbon or whiskey. It is a Liqueur. Legally, you cannot add any flavoring to the product if you want to call it whiskey. Fun fact: a number of major Tennessee Whiskey makers are working with the Master Distiller Jeff at Jack Daniel’s to create a legal classification for “Tennessee Whiskey”; ask about it next time you visit! Just wanted to educate, I used to work for Jack Daniel’s and love teaching people about their products šŸ™‚ Nonetheless, I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

    17. I clicked on the Pinterest post for a delicious-looking cupcake recipe and ended up completely wrapped up in your lovely story about your beautiful daughter. So, so, so happy that you both have a happy ending! Wishing you the best (and looking forward to trying these cupcakes at my next Ladies’ Night)…

      1. I know how blesses we were to have a happy ending Evelyn; during the process she lost her job and while no one wants that, it was also a blessing…she didn’t much care for it so just sublet her apartment, moved in with family to lessen her economic load and once she was done with all treatment started looking for a job. She found her dream job at Zappos. It meant a move to Las Vegas but she is having the time of her life and deserves it! Thank you for you kind comment…and yes, make the cupcakes. They are in Lauren’s words…the BOMB! šŸ™‚

    18. I am very late to this post, but these cupcakes sound amazing! I can’t wait to make them! As for the Honey Whiskey, I have a bunch of it because it is a STAPLE for camping. I heat water and add the honey whiskey and then squeeze a slice of lemon and drop it into the mug. HOT TODDIE! It is perfect for around the campfire, warms you up from the inside and also its healthy ( the water and lemon is at least). This is also a great cocktail if you have a cold!

    19. Hi this is my first time in your blog. You have a very beautiful daughter. Congrats. Thank you for sharing your story and thanks a lot for sharing this recipe too! God Bless you both.

      1. Thank you; we are just so blessed that her journey was also so successful. Hardest thing in the world for a parent to experience and certainly did some jumping for joy! The cupcakes? The bomb. šŸ™‚

      1. Lindsay…Yes, any recipe on my site will be all purpose flour unless I specify something different. Hope you love them like we do!

      1. I have not but can’t see why they wouldn’t work just fine. You will have to start testing for doneness much sooner; depending on how ‘mini’ they are. I have really tiny ones that cook cupcakes in 12-15 minutes like cookies so just make sure they don’t overbake and you’re golden!

      2. I make this in mini-cupcake liners all the time — and may I say, they are INCREDIBLE! But SO rich, we like them a little smaller. It means making about half of the frosting, and I didn’t notice too much difference in cooking time, but the end result is lovely. Thank you SO much for this recipe and the story!

    20. Will this recipe work in 2 9 in cake pans? My sister is turning 22 and has come to love Tennessee Honey and am really excited to make these for her!

      1. Should be fine; just adjust your baking time to accommodate the increased volume. Start testing at 25-30 minutes.

    21. Made these as a holiday treat for someone who enjoys their booze. He said that he and his girlfriend thought they were the best cupcakes ever! I don’t even like alcohol that much, but I LOVE these cupcakes. They look so fancy, but they’re really easy to make. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    22. Barbara, that photo of Lauren in the meadow is gorgeous, and I am so happy for you that she is cancer free! Those cupcakes are gorgeous, and the flavors sound just decadent and lush! No joke intended– I realize that some may think that eating these treats makes you a lush with all of that whiskey content! I have to make these!
      Susan

    23. Just read this today (12 months later) and I sincerely hope your beautiful Lauren is still going strong. That photograph of her is absolutely gorgeous. Wishing you and your family the very best. Angela xo

      1. Thank you so much Angela. She is thriving; she lost her job as a result of cancer being a ‘bother’ for her boss and recently got a dream job with Zappo’s in Las Vegas so my girl is doing good. Just had a cle3an 6 month scan; it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to think it could come back but she’s a fighter and living her life to the fullest and that’s all any of us can do right?

    24. So wonderful to hear the great news about your lovely daughter! Very happy to hear that she is cancer free after such a strong fight. Congrats (and the cupcakes look wonderful too BTW)!

      1. Thanks much Raquel; that news literally knocks you to the ground but she was a fighter and kept a good spirit and now has a fantastic new job, some new hair and a great perspective. So grateful.

    25. Love Love Love this story! and YES she is BEAUTIFUL!!! My daughter’s boyfriend is fighting cancer. Today has been such a tearful day as I see my daughter so broken! I read this story and it just warms my heart. Thank you for sharing your story. And, I am gonna make the cupcakes and think of you and your daughter.

      1. Lauren would barely allow tears; she was determined to be POSITIVE, strong and proactive. I have to wonder how much that helped. Have him find some groups if he hasn’t already; that support was invaluable to her getting through this. No matter how much their family and friends love them; having others that can identify with the fear and heartache of the diagnosis means so much. I’m praying for him; this monster should not win! Stupidcancer.org…great for young people with cancer.

    26. Hello, this is my first time on your blog and I simply had to say that is a stunning photograph of your beautiful daughter. Congrats on her recovery! I hope she continues to do well. I will be signing up for e-mails of your blog entries and will be making these for my best friend’s birthday. She is a huge Jack Daniels’ fan. Thanks!

      1. Thank you Sandra; we certainly feel blessed. She just had her 6 months checkup and is still clear. Hoping and praying this is behind us forever.

        1. Thanks so much! One of my friends actually said she uses this recipe and loves it so I will give it a try. Do you think if I use cake flour it will work the same, while making it a little less dense?

          1. I hesitate to say since I’ve not tried cake flour when making them; you can give it a shot if you’ve tried that before with other recipes and know that an equal amount won’t affect the outcome. They are not THAT dense; I would recommend sticking with the recipe as is if you can.

    27. I made these for a graduation party and they were a huge hit. was asked to make them again for a 4th of July party. they were awesome. Just so yummy

      1. I updated some pieces of my site this morning and it turned off my recipe display apparently; all fixed now Theresa.

    28. I found this recipe from a friend’s share on Facebook. So excited to be making them for my husband’s birthday! Your daughter is beautiful, and I’m glad to read she is doing well! A quick question. My beebs are still far from the age of consent (5 and 2 to be exact), although I better not blink, lol. I was thinking the cupcakes would be ok for them, if I made some non alcohol based frosting, but what do you think?

      1. Sorry for the late reply Meghan and yes, the cupcakes should be fine. You could make the frosting without any booze and just have the sauce for adults if that would help your efforts at all…hope you enjoy.

    29. Where can I find the honey whiskey?? I searched Amazon and was unable to find anything. Ideas???
      Thanks
      Angie

      1. I found it in my local liquor store so I would start there; anywhere Jack Daniels regular whiskey is sold would be a good beginning. As much as I love it I would not hesitate to use Jack without the honey liqueur if I couldn’t find it!

    30. I came for the recipe but got so much more and so much better. The story of yours and your daughter’s journey. What brave girls you are. Your daughter is beautiful and I trembled when I read Cancer Free. Bless you both and thank you for sharing your story. I cherish my daughter and cannot image what you went through. You both are an inspiration.
      Oh, and I am anxious to try the cupcakes. THANK YOU!!

      1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Annie; it is truly something no person should ever deal with but when it’s your child? Hardest words I’ve ever heard. We are so grateful but this experience certainly opens your eyes to the families who are dealing with cancer in one form or the other. We are the lucky ones.

    31. I was surfing-looking for a super bowl dessert when I came upon your cupcake. My hubby bought a bottle of JD Honey a year ago & the full bottle is collecting dust in the cupboard. Aha! something to use it for; cupcakes-perfect. Than I read your story, by the time I finished tears were running down my cheeks. I’m a RN and used to work in an out patient area where we cared for patients having biopsy’s, chemo lines (creatures) placed, ect. What was frustrating was that we rarely heard about the outcomes of the people we took care of. Thank you for sharing story. I’ll think of you

      1. Linda…out of this journey I know Lauren really looked for the good; for the good people and experiences and the things she could hold onto that helped to make it something almost positive. She will surely love that her experience brought something to yours. I can only imagine what it took to work in that environment when you saw the beginning and I’m so glad to share that Lauren’s journey had such a positive outcome. I feel blessed and fortunate and lucky…she will ALWAYS be my baby girl!

    32. Been struggling to find a [strong] whiskey cake recipe without coffee in it and one made from items that I’ll already have in my cupboard to keep costs down! My handsome one is gonna have the best birthday with these involved šŸ™‚ to top it off, thanks for sharing yours and your daughters recent journey through cancer. I lost my Dad to it 4 days before my graduation in 2012… so I understand the battles you’ve faced (except the watching your daughter deal with it part)! I wish you both happiness and health for the future… and of course plenty of fancy-cake eating! Thanks for sharing the recipe šŸ™‚

    33. So I plain on making these for a 21st birthday party Thursday night, and I will be traveling with them all ready made. I was wondering if I should wait to make the drizzle, or if it would be fine when I make the cupcakes (either the night before or the day of). Also same with the frosting.

      1. Kelsie I made these for my daughter’s birthday and actually froze the cupcake/frosting for a couple of days so she could take them to Vail…and I gave her the drizzle in a separate container. Seemed to work fine for her…so I would suggest you do the same; with or without the freezing part of it. The drizzle might have to be warmed slightly or at least kept at room temp. Hope that helps!

    34. These are the BEST cupcakes I’ve ever had. I still blows my mind that I made them! My husband is super in love with them and I’ve made them for my co-worker’s birthday tomorrow! She’s going to be in love as well… I thought of using other liquors as well, like Malibu or maybe a beer! Guiness is my fave šŸ™‚ Thank you for this recipe!

    35. As someone who has friends going through, and gone through this same experience, I understand. As a mum, well, that understanding and sharing is even deeper. To have beaten it, well done! Best that life can give! Cherish every moment with your daughter, she will always be ‘your little girl’! Congrats to you both!

      1. You are so right Nancy; and she doesn’t get it. Determined to be independent which I applaud; she is also sort of determined to break some times and not be my ‘little girl.’ Silly huh”? It will never happen!

    36. So I literally cried reading about your daughter and when I seen the Cancer Free Words in Red I cried even more šŸ™‚ but the best words I can find at the moment is congratulations to your daughter and even more so to you for having a beautiful and brave daughter… on to the cupcakes they look and sound delicious which I can not wait to try and make this master piece for mom I think she would be one of the happiest people I know once I set that cupcake right in front of her šŸ™‚ …. Thank you so much for your recipes

    37. I made these for Thanksgiving…Man they were yummy….Just a quick question, my cake was a little dry and dense, and ideas on how to make it more moist? The icing was YUMMY and the drizzle was awesome!!!! šŸ™‚

      1. Hi Lisa…a couple of things: Ovens can actually vary in the temp output so even cutting back on cooking time a minute or two might help. Otherwise just add a bit of moisture in the form of a Tablespoon of milk (or two if you think you need more). I wouldn’t have called mine truly dense but they were also not light and fluffy…I wanted a cupcake that could hold up to that frosting. It is fantastic stuff isn’t it?

        1. Wonderful I will try both. That frosting was super yummy. I have a request to make them again this weekend. My friend was not here for Thanksgiving and was very upset that I did not save him any cupcakes, so now I have to make them again…Like I’m broken up about making them again šŸ˜‰ Thank you for the tip!!!

    38. An incredible cupcake for a most deserving woman. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your story. I just shared it on my FB page because I thought everyone should see it.

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