Jim Beam Bourbon Cupcakes

Bourbon Infused Cupcakes


It was our friend’s birthday, and he loves Jim Beam bourbon, so we bought him a bottle and I thought it would be fun to make him some bourbon cupcakes. I tried a couple versions of a recipe and finally arrived at what I thought was the yummiest Jim Beam cupcakes and bourbon buttercream frosting with a maple syrup drizzle.

Bourbon Cupcakes

My favorite cupcake recipe of the several I tried has double the bourbon of the others. So I think, with these, you shouldn’t eat cupcakes and drive! 🙂

Jim Beam Cupcakes

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our taste testing of the different variations on cupcakes and frosting. And, the final product was a hit at the birthday party!

Bourbon Infused Cupcakes & Frosting

Jim Beam Bourbon Infused Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Alcohol Infused Cupcakes
Author: Baking Smarter
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Serves: 12 Cupcakes
  • [b]Cupcakes:[/b]
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 6 Tbsp Milk
  • 6 Tbsp Jim Beam bourbon[br]
  • [b]Frosting:[/b]
  • 1½ cups Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Jim Beam Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream[br]
  • Maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat the soft butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, 3 to 6 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the milk and whiskey, about 30 seconds.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and slowly add the flour mixture just until incorporated.
  6. Line 12 muffin tins and use an ice cream scoop to fill 2/3 full.
  7. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  8. Let cool for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. While cupcakes are baking, beat soft butter on high until fluffy.
  10. Add powdered sugar until completely integrated
  11. Add vanilla extract and bourbon. Then add the heavy cream little by little to get the perfect consistency.
  12. Fill a disposable piping bag fitted with a large star tip, and frost completely cooked cupcakes.
  13. Drizzle maple syrup over the top



Bourbon Infused Cupcakes