Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

When Mark and I moved into our apartment, my brother, PJ, bought us this giant bottle of Jack Daniels:

It’s his drink of choice and he’s been chipping away at it every time he comes to hang out since. He’s moving to Florida next month so we had a little going-away lunch for his last weekend. To mark the occasion, I knew I wanted to make some Jack-infused treat. These cupcakes were perfect – super moist with a good kick of whisky flavor. Everyone – especially PJ – loved them!

I frosted these with a basic, chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes
(adapted from piratecupcake on Bakespace)
Makes 12 cupcakes

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. brewed coffee
1/2 c. Jack Daniel’s 
1 sticks of unsalted butter, cut in to one inch pieces
1 c.  sugar 
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt 
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla

Heat coffee, whiskey, butter and cocoa powder in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, whisking until butter is melted. Remove from heat, then add sugar and whisk until dissolved, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and cool 5 minutes.

While chocolate mixture cools, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Whisk together egg and vanilla in a small bowl, then whisk into cooled chocolate mixture until combined well. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Batter should be thin and bubbly.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake at 325F degrees for 22 minutes.

36 thoughts on “Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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  2. Very good, the Jack was subtle and strong at the same time.
    I think I felt a buzz after the 3rdmutt cup cake!

  3. I made these and they came out really dense too. . .I followed everything the right way and everything I used was brand new =/ very disappointing

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    I was alerted by other bloggers that my recipes had been stolen. I reported this seller twice and my recipes were taken off- but to get this seller shut down (nearly everything they have posted is stolen) ebay says they need complaints from multiple people. Just wanted to let you know!

  6. Hey i was planning on making there for my boyfriend for his birthday, just wondered if anyone could tell me if you can really taste the coffee as he doesnt really it but loves jack daniels

  7. These were fantastic! So yummy even without icing.

    The amount of flour turned out perfectly, I even used whole wheat and they were perfect. I also doubled the egg and got raised beautifully round cupcakes. Delicious.

  8. Sorry forgot to add onto my last comment, did the calorie calculator for these. 200 calories per cupcake (with wholewheat and no icing).

  9. I want to make these for my boyfriend but he prefers Crown over Jack Daniels. Do you think it would be ok if I used Crown instead?

  10. My best friend is turning 19, the drinking age in Ontario, and I thought it would be cute to make a full course dinner with Jack Daniels. Appetizer, jack corn bread, main, jack port tenderloin, and dessert…THESE! THANK YOU
    I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  11. Hi
    I didn’t have any cupcake cases so I turned the recipe into fondants and didn’t put in any salt, instead I replaced it with chocolate drops. I’ve made a jack Daniels cake before so I know it’s a lovely recipe so this time I’ve used the Tennessee Honey jack Daniels. Hopefully they will be even sweeter! I will let you know how the taste test goes 🙂

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  13. Made them today for my son-in-law’s birthday. Fantastic! Used a Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream frosting.

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