mint julep cupcakes

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By Sharon Whitley
from Houston, TX

This recipe was on GE Appliances site. It is a perfect Derby recipe, and for those of us in the South, it's good for anytime. Enjoy. Don't let the ingredient list scare you away. easy and most of it is in your pantry right now.

serves 36 Cupcakes
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mint julep cupcakes

  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    mint extract
  • 4
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    burbon(or whiskey)
  • 1/4 c
    clear creme de menthe
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    burbon (or whiskey)
  • 1/4 c
    clear creme de menthe
  • dash of salt
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make mint julep cupcakes

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350. Place 36 liners in cupcake pans.
  • 2
    Whisk salt, baking powder and 1 3/4 cups of the flour. Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and extracts in a large mixing bowl until creamy (make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.) Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Add the milk and liquors to the batter, then the rest of the flour (1 cup). Mix as little as possible until the batter comes together.
  • 3
    Fill paper lined cupcake pan with large ice cream scoop. Bake for about 18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out of center clean. Let cool. Brush tops of cupcakes with some extra bourbon (or whiskey).
  • 4
    FROSTING Beat butter until light in color and fluffy. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until paste like consistency. Add bourbon and crème de menthe and salt. (You can add powdered sugar if needed for frosting consistency.) Frost cupcakes. Garnish with fresh mint or chocolate as desired.

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