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
1/2 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”
Wow, these sound amazing!
Were they as moist and delicious as the recipe sounds?
Yes! They were amazingly moist and both the chocolate and jack flavors really came through!
I tried the recipe and followed it exactly. They came out so dense, it was inedible. Are you sure it isn’t 2 cups of flour?
1 c. of flour is correct. Is your baking soda new? If not, it’s possible that it was too old for the cakes to rise properly.
Ah…that could have been the case. Thank you for the reply.
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Could I substitute baking powder for baking soda?
I wouldn’t recommend it.
Very good, the Jack was subtle and strong at the same time.
I think I felt a buzz after the 3rdmutt cup cake!
So glad you liked them!
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
That’s really weird – I have no idea why they wouldn’t have worked for you.
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Thanks for the heads up. I’ve reported them too.
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
The coffee flavor doesn’t come through strong. I’m also not a fan of coffee but I enjoyed these cupcakes.
made them for my boyfriend, he loved them!! thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! So glad you guys liked them!
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.
Sorry forgot to add onto my last comment, did the calorie calculator for these. 200 calories per cupcake (with wholewheat and no icing).
what kind of coffee did u use?
Whatever I had in the house at the time – nothing special!
Would a box cake mix work the same?
No – you’d really have to make the whole recipe for this to work out.
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?
I imagine any kind of whisky would work, but I’ve only tried it with Jack.
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.
Hope you love them!
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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can you please just clarify for me what measurements “c” and “t” are please??
c = cup
t = teaspoon
T = tablespoon
Made them today for my son-in-law’s birthday. Fantastic! Used a Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream frosting.
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