Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coca Cola Cupcakes

So, I've had a bottle of Mexican Coke hanging out in my fridge for the past few months because I don't know what to do with it. I know the simple answer would be to just drink it or make a jack and coke with it. But the problem is that I'm not really a soda person because all the sugar in it makes my teeth hurt. My solution? Make coca cola cupcakes of course =).  I found an awesome recipe on Adrianna's blog, A Cozy Kitchen. I made a few changes along the way due to ingredient availabilities in my kitchen, but for the most part I really liked her recipe.

Coca Cola Cupcakes

Here are the following changes I made:

The recipe states to use 2 cups of coke. The bottle is only 12 oz so I substituted the remaining 4 oz with Jameson Whiskey. 
Also, I didn't have any unsweetened cocoa powder left, so I used cacao powder instead.
Finally, I made vanilla buttercream frosting instead of her whipped cream frosting.  

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 
by me =)

1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 lb of powdered sugar
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp of heavy whipping cream

Cream the butter in a mixing bowl until it's nice and fluffy. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Meanwhile, add the vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. Continue mixing until the frosting is thick and whipped. 

This recipe makes a lot of cupcakes. I was able to make 24 cupcakes and had enough batter leftover for one more cupcake. Since I didn't have any cupcake pans left, I decided to pour the remaining batter into a mug and microwaved it for 1 minute and 30 seconds.  It worked out beautifully and made for a perfect snack while I was waiting for my cupcakes to bake in the oven.

When the cupcakes were ready, I frosted them and immediately gave one a try. It was delicious!

And then packed them all up to give away to my usual group of guinea pigs.

Sorry for the picture being so dark. The sun had not woken up yet.

Git in mah bellyyyyyyy!!!


  1. It was. I love icing more than the cupcake itself. The best is when I have some leftover bc then i'll smear it on my pancakes or on a graham cracker. mmmmm