I am not kidding, for a little girl’s night-in, these Boozy Strawberry Cupcakes are so perfect. I die.
Not only are they easy to make and kind of fun–but they’re super strawberry-riffic.
Which is the best kind of strawberry ever.
These Boozy Strawberry Cupcakes are so Perfect. I die.
It was a girl’s night-in for me and a girlfriend and, despite a trip to the grocery store earlier in the day, not a treat was to be had, not even a cookie!
So, I thought, why not make something fun?!
Dude, the resulting Boozy Strawberry Cupcakes are so perfect. I die.
They’re easy, fun, and so full of strawberry magic, I might have to make them again.
You know, for another girl’s night-in.
When I’m by myself. LOL!
As with all the best cupcakes, I start with the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe.
It’s simple, easy, and fool-proof.
Then, it’s time to dress it up, boozy strawberry cupcake-style!
I wanted to make this like a poke-cake, where the cupcake had, basically, a filling of liqueur.
And though I could have used strawberry jello, I didn’t want to wait for it to set. I wanted my boozy strawberry cupcakes now now now! LOL!
So, I just combined my strawberry liqueur with corn syrup to thicken it. Worked like magic.
And, of course, to get this magical strawberry mixture into the cupcake, I went with the world’s biggest poke–the piping tip in the middle!
Little tip for you here, if you give a little twist at the end of your poke, it’ll make the little cap of cupcake come out a lot easier.
Now, I added about as much corn syrup/liqueur mixture to each cupcake as it would hold.
That meant waiting a minute for it to soak in.
But you’re welcome to put as little or as much into each of your cupcakes as you’d like–they’re yours.
Once the liqueur had a minute to soak-in really well, I put the cap back on each cupcake.
Now, you don’t HAVE to do this part, but I mean, why waste that little bit of cupcake?!
For a frosting, I thought about trying to mix some of the strawberry liqueur into my favorite canned frosting, but it would make it not stiff enough to stand-up for any amount of time.
So I decided to just go with regular frosting colored pink.
And, dude, that pink frosting…it’s so pretty!
Point of fact: pretty cupcakes with pretty frostings taste better.
And you know what makes a cupcake the most prettiest it can be? Frosting it with a decorating bag and star tip.
If you’re afraid to try this–like I used to be…don’t be.
It’s actually really easy. Just be brave and give it a shot.
Because, if you are a little brave and try throwing frosting onto a cupcake with a star tip?
You’re going to have the prettiest boozy strawberry cupcakes ever.
And, like I said before, prettier cupcakes taste better.
It’s a scientific fact.
So, are you ready, then to make your own boozy strawberry cupcakes? No frosting?!
Oh, well, that’s ok.
Just pin this to your favorite boozy cupcakes board on Pinterest so you can find it again when you’re ready.
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- 12 vanilla cupcakes made from your favorite recipe
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup strawberry liqueur
- 1 can of your favorite vanilla frosting
- 10 drops red food coloring
- Place the corn syrup and strawberry liqueur into a small mixing bowl. Stir until completely combined.
- Using a large decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake, saving the remnants from each hole for use filling the hole in a moment.
- Place 1 tablespoon of the strawberry liqueur and corn syrup mixture in each cupcake hole.
- Replace the top of each cupcake hole.
- Mix 5-8 drops of red food coloring with the frosting and stir until the frosting is completely consistently perfectly pink throughout.
- Then fill a decorating bag with the pink frosting.
- Frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion, swirling from the inside to the outside then back toward the inside.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 93 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 32mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 17g Protein: 0g