Bakers have a few tricks to bump up the flavor of their desserts.
They may add an extra splash of vanilla, a sprinkle of sea salt, even a shot of bourbon. That's right, one of the biggest trends in baking is to add a shot (or more) of booze to a recipe. It adds serious flavor and fun!
Cocktail desserts are so popular that we included Boozy Baking in the Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends
, a list of the top food trends and recipes that will be hot this holiday season.
To celebrate the Boozy Baking trend we created a recipe for Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes
. In the Betty Crocker Kitchens we affectionately refer to these cupcakes as "holiday helpers" (for the over 21 crowd, of course).
These cocktail cupcakes are triple spiked! They're a bourbon chocolate cupcake filled with ganache and topped with vanilla-vodka spiked frosting. A drizzle of coffee liqueur adds the finishing touch. Check out the video above to see how they're put together.
Chocolate, booze and frosting in one delicious dessert? Now that
deserves a toast!
- Jennifer, BC Taste Seeker
Holiday cocktail list: What’s on yours?