Hi there. If you are new to these parts, you might not realize that I love boozey desserts. I love how creative you can be with ingredients that make yummy drinks! So maybe you will get together with friends this weekend or maybe you are hanging at home with your loved ones. Either way, you might need some boozy desserts and I am here to help. This weekend I am laying low. I am SO excited because I am heading to the airport to pick up my boyfriend today; he has been traveling overseas for the past three weeks! I hope you all enjoy the nice long weekend!
When booze gets combined with cake, something great usually happens. In this case, it’s Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Shooters with fresh strawberries, lime juice, tequila and cake! These shooters are made with a strawberry cupcake infused with tequila and tequila cream cheese frosting.
These cupcakes are easy to make and can be a fun addition to your Cinco De Mayo festivities! Maybe you feel guilty for drinking a margarita at noon, but you can’t feel bad about eating a cupcake at noon right? That’s my excuse anyway.
I fell in love with small portioned desserts after I made Champagne Cupcakes for Two on New Years Eve. The thought of enjoying cupcakes without having to make a huge batch (and then feel guilty about eating them all) was just awesome! I have been testing and consuming desserts in small batches ever since. I recently purchased the cookbook, Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. I made the mocha cupcakes, filled them with Bailey’s Irish Cream infused ganache and topped it off with Chocolate Bailey’s Irish Cream whipped cream!
This cookbook has the perfect mocha cupcake. It reminds me of my favorite chocolate cupcake. The espresso taste is prevalent but not overwhelming. The sour cream in the recipe helps maintain a moist, light center. Besides, who doesn’t love a boozy cupcake?
This recipe is from Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. If you like to bake for just a few, I highly recommend checking out this book. It is full of mini cakes, pie, cookies and tons of other desserts!
Maple cream cheese plus bacon plus Guinness Stout and chocolate makes for one great cupcakes
Valentines day doesn’t have to be all red and pink. Sometimes we need to make our men some man-cakes. These cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a hint of Guinness Stout topped with maple cream cheese and bacon. I myself am not a fan of Guinness, or dark beers in general, but I am totally hooked on these cupcakes. You can smell the stout oozing out of them.
I scoured the Internet looking for the best stout cupcake recipe. I knew I wanted something with a hint of espresso, and I have heard that it really enhances the chocolate flavors. I ended up choosing one from the blog, My Baking Addiction. Head over to her blog for the stout cupcake recipe.
Guinness Stout Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese and Bacon
Well hello there! It’s been awhile! I wanted to drop in to say, I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season as much as I have! I can’t believe today is New Year’s eve! Where did the year go? I am on vacation from work, and although my actual vacation ends on January 2nd (already dreading that!); Beyond Frosting will return on January 7th with a new Monday Foodie Finds. However, I couldn’t leave you hanging without a tasty treat for New Year’s eve!
I contemplated this dessert decision for quite some time. I finally decided to try something different and I hope that you will enjoy! I think I will be calling my mother first thing in the morning and tell her to make these immediately. She loves a good excuse to drink some wine, and for that, I love her. Today’s recipe is champagne cupcakes with a champagne glaze.