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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon and Pecan

Groom 2.0 wanted chocolate cupcakes for his wedding. I thought the better than sex chocolate cupcakes would be perfect, but Bride 2.0 found them too rich. They both really liked the derby pie cupcakes. However, they had a problem and I had a problem.

What Do Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon and Pecan Have to Do with Prince?

The problem that Bride and Groom 2.0 had with the derby pie cupcakes was the name. They aren’t big horse racing fans and their wedding isn’t around Derby time – it’s in 2 weeks! This was an easy problem to solve.

Much like Prince, a name change was in order. The cupcakes formally known as derby pie cupcakes are now known as chocolate cupcakes with bourbon and pecan.

Wedding Cupcake Frosting Must Be Pretty

The frosting on the derby pie cupcakes wasn’t pretty enough for a wedding. I knew I could do better.

I frosted the chocolate bourbon pecan cupcakes using a pecan butter frosting with chocolate and bourbon.

Did the new frosting and new name work for the soon-to-be wed couple? All will be revealed VERY soon. The couple has chosen their wedding cupcakes and I’ll be posting about their selections any day now.

Chocolate Cupcake with Bourbon and Pecan Recipe

I am reprinting the original derby pie cupcake recipe here with just a few slight changes from the original.

For the chocolate cake, I used chockylit’s recipe that I featured in my Better than Sex Chocolate Cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon and Pecan

Yield: 16 regular cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon and Pecan

Ingredients

    Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • The Fun Gooey Part (Formerly Known as Derby Pie Filling) Ingredients*
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C light corn syrup
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 C bourbon
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans

Instructions

    To begin the cupcake
  1. Beat butter until softened.
  2. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
  4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. In another small bowl, measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine.
  7. Add about half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine.
  8. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
  9. Make the fun gooey part.
  10. To make the fun gooey part
  11. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter.
  12. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.
  13. Cool slightly.
  14. In a large bowl, combine eggs, bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  15. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  16. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  17. To complete the cupcake
  18. Fold 3/4 of the fun gooey part into the chocolate cupcake batter. You don't need to mix it well, just give it a nice stir.
  19. Fill cupcake liners about halfway.
  20. Use up the remaining 1/4 of the filling by putting an additional spoonful or two of the fun gooey part on top of each cupcake, being careful not to fill them more than 3/4.
  21. Bake the cupcakes at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.
  22. Frost with pecan butter frosting with chocolate and bourbon.

Notes

*The second part of the chocolate cupcake with bourbon and pecan recipe is a fun gooey part that I got from Allrecipes:

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2008/09/chocolate-cupcakes-with-bourbon-and.html

 

Cupcake Hero

These cupcakes are my entry into this month’s Cupcake Hero! Cupcake Hero is a year old now! It’s so hard to believe. Happy birthday!

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6 Responses to Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon and Pecan

  1. Kim October 1, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    I am going to book Jonathan for a photo shoot just to get my hands on these.

  2. Ivy October 1, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    Combo sounds amazing!
    And I love the flavor of pecans!
    I see me using your frosting recipe for sure! :)

    Have a wonderful day Stef!

  3. steph- whisk/spoon October 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    oh my gosh–that sounds so delicious! i would be so excited to bite into a cupcake with that filling!!

  4. ley October 2, 2008 at 5:40 am #

    Ooh, I hope they chose this one! I absolutely love it! Yeah, I can see the name problem, though…I like what you guys came up with. :)

  5. Stef October 4, 2008 at 11:49 am #

    Kim – Hah! Love it!

    Ivy – Thanks! It’s yummy!

    Steph – It ends up being more a part of the cupcake than a traditional filling. It just makes it all more moist.

    Ley – Thanks! Working on the choice post now.

  6. Cecilia December 27, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Hi, can you confirm me the meaning of the letters in the recipe:
    C (Cup)
    t (tea spoon)
    Thanks.

  7. Stef December 27, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Cecilia – Yes! That’s right.

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