Happy Friday! The weekend is creeping back upon us! This week, I decided to do something different for the Happy Hour Cafe! I was helping a girlfriend prepare for a birthday party for her husband, and we found this delicious recipe that uses Jack Daniels in the frosting! This week, we get to EAT our favorite drink! I found the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen. What a delicious spread this is! It is a sure-fire pleaser for the Jack Daniels lovers in your lives. Just don’t let the kids lick the frosting bowl! Celebrate hardy this weekend!
**If you make these cupcakes, I suggest having a plate for kids with regular frosting and using sprinkles on the top of their cupcakes to keep them separated.**
Your favorite cake mix – make as directed.
- 3 large eggs
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups (6 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons Jack Daniel’s whiskey
- Choose your favorite cake recipe and make as directed. You can make cupcakes or a large cake. Your choice!
For Buttercream Icing, use an electric mixer with a whisk attachment to beat the eggs and egg yolks at high speed for 5 minutes.
Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan and simmer until it reaches soft ball stage, between 234 and 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Quickly transfer the mixture to a heatproof liquid measuring cup.
In a very slow stream, add this liquid to the egg mixture while the mixer is on low speed.
Increase speed to medium and beat for about 7 minutes, until mixture has cooled. The bowl should just barely feel warm.
Add butter a half stick at a time and beat on medium speed for 20 seconds after each addition.
After all butter has been added, continue to beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, until thickened slightly.
Stir in salt and whiskey.
Spread a thick layer of frosting on top of one cake layer. Add the second layer and top it with a thick layer of frosting. Add the top layer and frost the top and sides.
Now all you have to do is enjoy! Visit your Class Six and get your Jack Daniel’s today! Check out the awesome savings that are available as well!
**Please drink responsibly! We value your safety and wish you many more happy evenings with family, friends, and loved ones. Persons under the age of 21 should not purchase or consume alcoholic beverages of any kind. If you consume alcohol while you are away from home and are considering driving, please call a Designated Driver or a cab to take you home! Live to drink another day!**