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Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes

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These Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes are a popular recipe for a reason! This cupcake recipe is made using a cake mix and my favorite Tennessee Honey Whiskey! If you’re craving a boozy dessert, whip up a batch or two of these Jack Daniels cupcakes. They’re sure to make a lot of people happy!

Cupcake on blue cupcake liners with frosting and decorated with mini cupcake pipettes with Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey.

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Nothing says Happy Birthday like the flavor of this sweet honey liqueur! You can show off your creative culinary genius while getting to take a small shot of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, too.

If you love this recipe, then you’d like this Apple Shine Sangria and these 20 Best Moonshine Recipes to Make at Home as well.

Why you’ll love these Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Cupcakes

  • You get a little bit of that jack honey flavor in each bite
  • They’re fun for birthdays, holidays, or any time of the year
  • This original recipe for boozy cupcakes is the perfect grab-and-go dessert

Ingredients Needed

  • French vanilla cake mix – Perfect for having all the dry ingredients ready to use.
  • Eggs – The main binding agent to hold everything together.
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter – Make sure that you use unsalted butter.
  • Whole milk – The whole milk adds extra fat content which adds moisture.
  • Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey – You can use any type of honey whiskey you’d like.
  • Powdered sugar – This is used to create the Jack Daniels Honey Buttercream Frosting.
  • Vanilla extract – Pure vanilla extract works best.
  • Heavy whipping cream – Adds the thickness to the frosting.
  • Red, white, and blue variety of sprinkles – This is optional for great for 4th of July decorating.
  • Silver star cupcake topper – Optional.
  • American Flag cupcake topper – Optional.

How To Make Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of creating Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the cupcake liners into the muffin/cupcake pan 
  2. Using a standing mixer or hand beater, beat until combined the cake mix, eggs, milk, and butter until combined and smooth
  3. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about ¾ way full 
  4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are a light golden brown shade
  5. Remove and allow to cool on the counter for 15 minutes 
  6. Using a fork, gently pierce the top of the cupcakes a few times 
  7. Pour the Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey into a small bowl 
  8. Carefully submerge the top of the cupcakes into the whiskey for a few seconds
  9. Gently lift the cupcake out of the whiskey and lightly shake any drips off the cupcake
  10. Place onto a cookie sheet and allow the remaining whiskey to soak into the cupcakes
  11. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter until soft and smooth 
  12. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth, and holds a peak 
  13. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag 
  14. Once the cupcakes have soaked in the whisky, you can start frosting (Photo 1)
  15. Combine the red, white, and blue sprinkles into a bowl 
  16. Using the piping bag, pipe a thick ring of frosting around the top of the cupcakes (Photo 2)
  17. Carefully dip the frosting into the sprinkles and use your hands to completely coat the frosting (Photo 3)
Collage of decorating Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes.
  1. Use the piping bag again and pipe a dollop of frosting into the center (Photo 4)
  2. Place an American flag and star pick into the frosting (Photo 5)
  3. Place the mini pipette into the frosting as well 
Cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting decorated with mini pipette, stars topper, and a flag.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover cakes need to be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for the best results.

Be sure that you eat the cupcakes within 2-3 days.

Substitutions or Variations

Add a bourbon drizzle – If you don’t want to add a shot of whiskey to the cupcakes, simplify it and add a drizzle of bourbon or whiskey on top instead!

Change up the flavor of cake mix – You can easily change up the flavor and look of these alcoholic cupcakes by changing up the type of boxed cake mix that you use.

Cupcakes with vanilla frosting with blue, red, and white sprinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these cupcakes without alcohol?

Yes, you can omit the whiskey altogether and still have delicious cupcakes to enjoy!

How do I know when cupcakes are done baking?

The easiest way to check and see if cupcakes are done baking is to put a clean toothpick into the center of the baked cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done baking.

Can I freeze baked cupcakes?

Yes, you can add cooked cupcakes to the freezer. Just store them in an airtight container, and store them without adding the frosting. You can easily frost them and decorate them when you unthaw them.

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5 from 7 votes

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields 12 cupcakes
These Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes are the perfect way to create a boozy treat!

Ingredients 

For the cupcakes

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup (113 ½ g) unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup (244 g) whole milk
  • 2 cups (473 ⅙ g) wild turkey american honey whiskey

To make the frosting

  • 2 cups (454 g) unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • cups (540 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups (946 ⅓ g) Patriotic Sprinkles red, white, and blue
  • Silver star cupcake topper 
  • American Flag cupcake topper 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 °F (177 °C) degrees and place the cupcake liners into the muffin/cupcake pan
  • Using a standing mixer or hand beater, beat until combined the cake mix, eggs, milk and butter until combined and smooth
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about ¾ way full
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are a light golden brown shade
  • Remove and allow to cool on the counter for 15 minutes
  • Using a fork, gently pierce the top of the cupcakes a few times
  • Pour the Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey into a small bowl
  • Carefully submerge the top of the cupcakes into the whiskey for a few seconds
  • Gently lift the cupcake out of the whiskey and lightly shake any drips off the cupcake
  • Place onto a cookie sheet and allow the remaining whiskey to soak into the cupcakes
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter until soft and smooth
  • Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and holds a peak
  • Scoop the frosting into a piping bag
  • Once the cupcakes have soaked in the whisky, you can start frosting
  • Combine the red, white, and blue sprinkles into a bowl
  • Using the piping bag, pipe a thick ring of frosting around the top of the cupcakes
  • Carefully dip the frosting into the sprinkles and use your hands to completely coat the frosting
  • Use the piping bag again and pipe a dollop of frosting into the center
  • Place an American flag and star pick into the frosting
  • Place the mini pipette into the frosting as well

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1046kcal (52%) Carbohydrates: 131g (44%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 46g (71%) Saturated Fat: 30g (188%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 151mg (50%) Sodium: 329mg (14%) Potassium: 91mg (3%) Fiber: 0.5g (2%) Sugar: 112g (124%) Vitamin A: 1348IU (27%) Vitamin C: 0.03mg Vitamin D: 1µg (7%) Calcium: 141mg (14%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is a very creative recipe! Using the box cake mix is a nice shortcut. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    We loved these whiskey cupcakes- maybe a little too much! This took an ordinary cupcake and kicked it up a few notches and made an adult version that was a tasty treat. They were simple and pretty.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these cupcakes for a party over the weekend and they were a huge hit! Everyone was asking me for the recipe!

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