Monday, May 7, 2012

Maker's Mark Cupcakes

I made Maker's Mark cupcakes for the wedding of some soccer teammates of mine. Apparently the groom is a bit of a Maker's Mark zealot and wanted to see if cupcakes could be made with the flavor and likeness of Maker's for his grooms cake situation. I did a few trials and they ended up choosing a spice cake recipe with a cinnamon cream cheese recipe I found and altered from the Maker's Mark website. I hear they were a big hit at the wedding so check these babies out:
Test phase cupcakes:
 Cake view:
 Ready to ship out:
 Final look was white frosting with a whole candy chip on top, drizzled with melted candy coating:

Maker's Mark Cupcakes (adapted from Maker's Mark website)

1c flour
1/2t baking powder
1/4t salt
1/4t baking soda
1t cinnamon
1/4t nutmeg
1 stick butter, softened
1c brown sugar
3 eggs
1/2c molasses
1/4c whole milk
1/2c Maker's Mark bourbon
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2t cinnamon
1t vanilla
1/2t salt
1T Maker's Mark bourbon
powdered sugar

Preheat to 350F. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides after each addition. Add molasses and mix well. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry. Stir in bourbon. Fill liners to the top and bake for ~15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.  

Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add cinnamon, vanilla, salt, bourbon and 1c of powdered sugar. Mix until uniform. Add powdered sugar until desired consistenancy is achieved. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

Congratulations to JP&T!


  1. Love this idea, and definitely going to try these out!
    Did you have any troubles with the candy coating melting your frosting when you drizzled it onto the cupcake? How did you deal with that?

  2. I had no problem with frosting melt down, the candy coating is really not all that warm when you heat it up. If it gets too hot, it burns.