This week I have multiple flavours to make up for the missing weeks. Since we moved, we had a house warming party with a bunch of friends and I decided to make more than one flavour of cupcakes, but with a unifying theme. The three flavours were Baileys and chocolate, Amaretto sour, and Grand-Marnier with cinnamon. They were a big hit!
I’m sorry to say though that I don’t have a clear and precise recipe. I improvised a lot without really measuring. I started by doing one big mix of butter, sugar, eggs and a bit of flour that I split in three. I did the same with the flour, baking powder, and baking soda mix. I then added the different alcohols to the three batter, mixed it in, and added the flour mix. After mixing the flour in, I realized the alcohol made the batter a lot more liquid then I had anticipated. I then added flour until I got the texture I wanted.
I did the same principal for the icing: made one basic batch that I divided in three and flavoured separately. I used 1 1/2 stick of butter and about 1 3/4 of icing sugar (or as much as you want until you get a texture you like). I added some yellow food colouring and 3/4 tsp of lemon extract for the Amaretto sour cupcake (but I should have only put 1/2 tsp, the taste of lemon was too strong compared to the Amaretto taste of the cake), 2 tbs of cocoa powder for the Baileys and chocolate cupcake and 1 tsp of vanilla for the Grand-Marnier and cinnamon cupcakes.
A little note on the Grand-Marnier and cinnamon cupcakes. When I was putting the batter in the paper cups, I only put half of the batter in and the sprinkled some cinnamon on the batter before adding the rest on top. I also sprinkled some cinnamon on top after icing the cupcakes.
The most popular one was Baileys and chocolate, then Amaretto sour, and Grand-Marnier with cinnamon came in third place, but they were all good :)