Crown Royal Cupcakes

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 For the whiskey lover in your life, these Crown Royal Cupcakes are infused with the bold flavor of Crown Royal and filled with chocolate!  Decadent and delicious!

I am in love with my chocolate cake recipe.  It is so versatile.  I mean seriously.   I’ve made this chocolate cake so may different ways now… It’s gone mocha/coffee, dark chocolate, Guinness, cream, and now Crown Royal Reserve.  I love the fact that just replacing this one ingredient, substituting just this one aspect of the cake can change the flavor so drastically.  It’s amazing!

The cupcakes I made today are full of Crown Royal Reserve flavor.  The aroma of the batter was extremely intense and tasted so incredibly delicious.  The whiskey flavor was strong, but not over powering.   It was perfection.

Inside these cupcakes is a spiced chocolate cream I had left over from the pumpkin spice cupcakes I made last week.  I just whipped it up until it was smooth, added a tablespoon of Crown Royal to it and it was silky, smooth and perfect to fill these cupcakes with.

Topping these cupcakes is a cream cheese frosting with nothing but Crown Royal Reserve as the flavoring garnished with a dollop of the same chocolate cream as in the middle of the cake.

My neighbor got to sample one of the “rejects” as I call them and she said it was delish!  (I usually don’t even eat a whole cupcake when I make them for clients.  lol  I’ve made these types of cupcakes so many times that I know what it all tastes like already! I’d be 325lbs again if I ate a cupcake everytime I made them haha)

Enjoy!

Crown Royal Reserve Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes

Crown Royal infused dark chocolate cake filled with spiced dark chocolate cream topped with Crown Royal frosting. Perfect for the CR lover in your life!

Ingredients

    Crown Royal Cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup Crown Royal
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Dark Chocolate Cream for the filling
  • Recipe can be found here!
  • NOTE: You’ll only need about half of what the recipe makes, so save the rest for later or only make half
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Crown Royal Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Crown Royal (more if you want a thinner frosting)

Instructions

    Crown Royal Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Once melted, add the Crown Royal and cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Bring just to a boil then remove from the heat to cool slightly.
  4. While cooling, whisk together the eggs, sour cream and milk in a medium bowl.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Slowly pour 2-3 Tbsp of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour the rest in and whisk until combined.
  7. Make a well in the flour and pour in the wet mix. Whisk until smooth.
  8. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Dark Chocolate Cream
  11. Using about half of the frosting from the this recipe, add 1 Tbsp of heavy cream.
  12. Using the whisk attachment on your stand mixer, whip frosting until light and fluffy.
  13. Core each cupcake and fill with the chocolate cream.
  14. Crown Royal Frosting
  15. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  16. Add the powdered sugar and beat on high until smooth. If it becomes too thick to mix, add the Crown Royal to loosen up.
  17. Mix in the salt and beat on high for 3-4 minutes.
  18. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with a dollop of the dark chocolate cream to garnish.
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22 Comments

22 Comments on Crown Royal Cupcakes

  1. Judy R
    October 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Guess I will be going to the liquor store today so that I can make these. They look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. You are awesome!

    Reply
  2. Marilyn M
    October 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm (2 years ago)

    These look amazing! Can I ask…what tip did you use for the frosting?

    Reply
    • Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
      October 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm (2 years ago)

      I don’t know the number, but it’s a multi pronged large open tip.

      Reply
  3. Jessica E
    October 18, 2012 at 8:22 am (2 years ago)

    I came back from a cruise with 2 L of Crown Royal (my favorite) and I was beginning to wonder if you could bake with it! I am making these this weekend! You are amazing!

    Reply
  4. Erika
    October 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Your frosting looks out of this world! Plus spiced chocolate cream? These looks amazing :)

    Reply
  5. kim
    November 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Is it really 2lbs. of Powdered Sugar????

    Reply
  6. Karyn
    December 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm (2 years ago)

    These cupcakes are delicious ! I recently made a batch for a family function and there wasn’t a crumb left. Absolutely awesome recipe !

    Reply
  7. Elizabeth
    May 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm (1 year ago)

    can I add crown royal to the chocolate cream???

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      May 30, 2013 at 8:01 am (1 year ago)

      Sure :) You can use in it place of any flavoring!

      Reply
  8. Angela
    June 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm (1 year ago)

    How many cupcakes does the crown royal recipe make?

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      June 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm (1 year ago)

      2 dozen fabulous cuppies!

      Reply
  9. Shelby
    June 26, 2013 at 12:44 am (1 year ago)

    Can you use this same recipe but make it in cake form?

    Reply
  10. Holly
    March 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm (7 months ago)

    For the filling did you use the frosting recipe from the other site or the cupcake recipe for that ark choclate?

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm (7 months ago)

      The filling recipe for these cupcakes is the dark chocolate frosting from the Owl Cupcakes recipe. The links are provided in the recipe list! Happy Baking!

      Reply
  11. CanadianArmyWife
    September 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I can’t wait to make these for my soldier! Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      September 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Oh yay!! Let know how he likes them!!! Good luck! :)

      Reply

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