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Income Tax Cupcakes
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Income Tax Cupcakes

These income tax cupcakes are based on the classic cocktail that features gin, vermouth, Angostura bitters, and orange juice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Stefani


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons gin
  • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon dry vermouth feel free to just use more sweet vermouth for this if you don't want to buy another ingredient
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 cup orange juice Although you can taste the orange juice in this recipe, if you'd like a more pronounced orange flavor, add in up to 2 tablespoons of orange zest in addition to the orange juice.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon gin
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • 2 teaspoons pulp-free orange juice


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, bitters, and orange juice until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Frosting Directions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed for three minutes - until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in salt.
  • Mix in all remaining ingredients.
  • Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.


Double the frosting recipe if you like to heavily frost your cupcakes.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg