Mint Julep Cupcakes



Prep Time

35 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 box yellow cake mix

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup water

  • 1⁄4 cup bourbon whiskey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Green food coloring

  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon mint extract

  • Milk to taste, approximately ¼ cup

  • Optional: Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

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1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil and bourbon. Whisk until smooth, then stir in a few drops of food coloring until batter is desired shade of green.

3) Pipe or spoon batter into lightly sprayed muffin tins, then bake for 25 minutes.

4) Meanwhile, make frosting: combine powdered sugar, shortening and butter, then mix in milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.

5) Mix in mint extract and spread frosting onto cupcakes. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

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