Ok guys, have you ever baked with alcohol before? If not, I absolutely recommend you try it out, even if you don’t usually drink it. It adds some extra unique flavor to frosting or cake that you just can’t duplicate with artificial flavors. Splashing a little rum or liqueur into your recipes can bring out great flavor, and here’s an easy one to try. This Kahlua frosting recipe is very easy and pairs wonderfully with chocolate cupcakes (or Kahlua cupcakes).
I paired my Kahlua frosting with regular chocolate cupcakes made from box mix because, honestly, I swear by the stuff. It’s quick and delicious, and it means I can spend my time making the frosting instead of worrying about the cake mix. Tip: add in a tablespoon or so of Kahlua to the cupcake mix too. It’s not going to add an obvious taste difference, but it compliments the chocolate and frosting really well.
Ingredients (frosts18-20 cupcakes):
- 1 cup butter, soft
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Kahlua (about 2 1/2 tbs)
First, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until it’s soft and well-mixed. Then add in the Kahlua a little bit at a time until the frosting is creamy. You can add more or less Kahlua to taste as long as you achieve the consistency you want, which generally means a little thicker to pipe on cupcakes. That’s it! Easy, right?
Pipe the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with some chocolate sprinkles for some extra pop and texture. Then dig in! You know you want to. Seriously, if you love chocolate, coffee and/or liqeuor, you’ll love these chocolate cupcakes with Kahlua frosting. Enjoy!