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Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep 15 mins Bake 325°F 20 mins Cool 30 mins
Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  sour cream
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1/4  cup  chocolate liqueur
  • 1  recipe  White Frosting, recipe below
Directions

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups.

2. In large mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup butter, granulated sugar, and oil with electric mixer on medium speed to combine. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

3. In separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

4. Add half the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and blend well. Add 1/4 cup sour cream; blend. Add the remaining dry ingredients; blend. Add remaining sour cream and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla; blend.

5. Fill lined cups three-quarters full. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

6. Cool cupcakes on wire rack in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

7. Pour 1/4 cup chocolate liqueur in shallow bowl. Dip tops of cupcakes in the liqueur. Frost cupcakes with White Frosting using a pastry bag fitted with star tip, or use a spoon to dollop frosting. Top each cupcake with a raspberry or blackberry. Makes 18 cupcakes.

White Frosting
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1/4  cup  chocolate liqueur
  • 2  tablespoons  whipping cream
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1 16  ounce box  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In large mixing bowl beat butter, liqueur, whipping cream, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium-high speed. Beat in powdered sugar until combined.

Nutrition Facts (Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes)
  • cal. (kcal) 342,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 56,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 48,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 153,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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