Recipe for July 3: Chocolate J.D. Cupcakes - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Recipe for July 3: Chocolate J.D. Cupcakes

Posted: Updated:

Chocolate J.D. Cupcakes

  • 2 Cups (10 ounces) all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup (3.75 ounces) coco powder

  • 2 cups (14.5 ounces) granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup super strong coffee

  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. In a large bowl, stir the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In separate bowl (I use a 4 or 8 cup measuring vessel) combine the eggs, coffee, whiskey, buttermilk and oil.

  3. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

  4. Spoon the mixture into prepared cupcake cups…(I use 4 ounce souffle cups also known as nut and portion cups) I only fill half full and they come right up to the top.

  5. Bake in preheated oven about 18-20 minutes until the tops spring back when lightly pressed.

  6. Cool completely.

Dark Chocolate Whiskey Ganache

  •  16 ounces good quality dark chocolate 65-72 %, chopped into small pieces 1/4 inch or less.

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey

  1. place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set aside.

  2. heat heavy cream until just boiling.  Pour over chocolate.

  3. Cover chocolate and cream for 2 minutes to allow chocolate to soften.  Uncover and stir with whisk until smooth and silky.

  4. stir in butter until fully incorporated.

  5. stir in whiskey until fully incorporated, cool completely.

Dark Chocolate Whiskey Buttercream

  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, softened

  • 1- 3 ounce package white chocolate, vanilla or cheesecake instant pudding mix

  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate Whiskey ganache

  • 1/2 cup sifted dark cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • more whiskey to taste

  1. In stand mixer beat the butter and pudding mix together on medium high speed for 5 minutes or so.

  2. Turn off, add the ganache, cocoa powder and heavy cream.  Beat for another 5 minutes.

  3. Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time, tasting as you go until it is sweet enough for you then beat on medium high for at least 5 more minutes.

  4. If it isn't a strong enough whiskey taste for you add Tablespoon by Tablespoon of whiskey until it is to your liking.

 

  • Latest StoriesMore>>

  • TechBits: tech news (08.20.14)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:30:56 GMT
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
  • WATCH: Nick Saban, Alabama football team complete Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

    WATCH: Nick Saban, Alabama football team complete Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:37:12 GMT
    You know Nick Saban would never back down from a challenge, especially one that's for such a worthy cause.More >>
    You know Nick Saban would never back down from a challenge, especially one that's for such a worthy cause.More >>
  • WATCH: Auburn's Gus Malzahn takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WATCH: Auburn's Gus Malzahn takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:24:27 GMT
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday then called out PGA Tour pro Jason Dufner, who happens to be a huge Tigers football fan, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.More >>
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday then called out PGA Tour pro Jason Dufner, who happens to be a huge Tigers football fan, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
    More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham Mayor William Bell addresses criticism of international travel

    EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham Mayor William Bell addresses criticism of international travel

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:59:15 GMT
    For the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC 33/40, Birmingham Mayor William Bell addressed public criticism of his frequent international trips.More >>
    For the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC 33/40, Birmingham Mayor William Bell addressed public criticism of his frequent international trips.More >>
  • Birmingham Mayor confident in DNC pitch, admits hurdles

    Birmingham Mayor confident in DNC pitch, admits hurdles

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:22:25 GMT
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell is more confident than ever in the city's chances of landing the 2016 Democratic National Convention.In an interview with ABC 33/40 Wednesday, Bell said it's a matter of proving the city can handle the large-scale event. Some critics argue other cities vying for the convention have more viable transportation and venue options."We still have a lot of heavy competition in terms of Philadelphia and New York. We lack in some areas that is of interest to the DNC such ...More >>
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell is more confident than ever in the city's chances of landing the 2016 Democratic National Convention.In an interview with ABC 33/40 Wednesday, Bell said it's a matter of proving the city can handle the large-scale event. Some critics argue other cities vying for the convention have more viable transportation and venue options."We still have a lot of heavy competition in terms of Philadelphia and New York. We lack in some areas that is of interest to the DNC such ...More >>
  • Picture emerges of police officer in Ferguson shooting

    Picture emerges of police officer in Ferguson shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:00 GMT
    A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.More >>
    A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.
    More >>
  • Faulty compressor knocks out air conditioning in two rooms at Rudd Middle School

    Faulty compressor knocks out air conditioning in two rooms at Rudd Middle School

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:36:13 GMT
    High temperatures, big windows and several people gathered inside a room creates a combination sure to make anyone uncomfortable. Parents say that is what's happening at Rudd Middle School in Pinson. ABC 33/40 went to the schools to ask the principal why.More >>
    High temperatures, big windows and several people gathered inside a room creates a combination sure to make anyone uncomfortable. Parents say that is what's happening at Rudd Middle School in Pinson. ABC 33/40 went to the schools to ask the principal why.More >>
  • Hoover City Schools, police to host social media forums for parents

    Hoover City Schools, police to host social media forums for parents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:33:14 GMT
    Hoover City Schools and local police are teaming up to host two Cyber-Citizenship forums called "FYI For Parents: Your Child and Social Media."More >>
    Hoover City Schools and local police are teaming up to host two Cyber-Citizenship forums called "FYI For Parents: Your Child and Social Media."
    More >>