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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream | A Nerd Cooks
Bourbon Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 32 tbs unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  1. Add the softened butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat it on medium speed for about 1 minute.

  2. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, the salt, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated.

  3. Add another 2 cups of the powdered sugar, along with the bourbon. Beat on low speed, and add the additional 2 cups of sugar as needed to thicken the frosting.

  4. Once the frosting is as stiff as you’d like it to be, beat it on medium speed for about 4 minutes, or until the frosting is fluffy and smooth.
  5. Frost your desired cake or cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

Notes: This recipe makes enough to frost 3-4 dozen cupcakes, depending on how heavily you frost the cupcakes.