I have an unholy love for Captain Morgan. It dates back to my college days. I have an aaah-mazing sorority sister, J, who used to carry a pint with her when we went to house parties… and then there was another sister, C, who drank Capt & Coke’s. I also have another wonderfully amazing friend, A, who spent many drunken nights with the Captain and I. Not to mention, it’s delish! sigh… Capt & Coke was always a good time!
Back to the subject at hand. I made the first batch of Captain & Coke cupcakes over a year ago, when my alcoholic baking obsession started. At that point I was bringing them into work, so they had to be “non-alcoholic”! BOO. This time around, I could do what I wanted! So… they’re chock full of Captain.
The Coke Cake recipe was from “The Big Book of Cupcakes”, and was originally an orange soda cupcake. It was for 12 cupcakes, so I double it, and ended up with 34 cupcakes. Huh? I don’t know either. I filled the cups 2/3 full, as usual. I also added the Captain to the cake, because, as we’ve already established, I love Captain.
I cored these the same way as I did the JagerBomb cupcakes… you should check out THOSE too. I filled them with the Capt filling (duh). I ended up adding the vanilla to the filling to tame the Captain’s bite. Then I put the tops back on, and frosted them with the Capt & Coke frosting (double duh).
The cake is springy & moist. Ugh, I really hate that word, moist. All around this batch was better than the first. Yummy.
I hope these cupcakes bring happy thoughts, and wonderful memories to you.
As much as I’d like to claim these cookies as my brilliance, I can’t. I found this on a blog called cookinginstilettos.com. They’re good. BUT (there’s always a but) they don’t taste like Captain! I mean, I couldn’t taste it at all. suuuuuper sad about that. That’s not gunna stop me from eating the heck outta these cookies.
The original recipe only called for one “brushing”, I went with 2.
I also used light brown sugar ( because that’s all I had handy)
I used a 1/2 tablespoon measure to scoop the cookie dough… and ended up with over 6 dozen cookies… that way, I can eat more, and not feel guilty. 😉 (like you’ve never done that!?)
That’s all I have to say about them. Def going to look around for a more “Captainy” Cookie.
I like cupcakes. I like alcohol. So why not bake cupcakes using alcohol!? That was a very important question I asked myself last year. Reasons might include the fact that I tend to burn things, and I had an ancient and temperamental oven that was barely 12×12 inches, or that I didn’t even own measuring cups!
Eventually I was so intrigued by the idea of alcoholic cupcakes I just had to try some out. After talking it over with my future guinea pigs (aka my coworkers), a Ziploc became my chosen beverage. If you’re not familiar with a Ziploc it’s a shooter with Redbull, Blue Curaçao, and orange vodka. yummy. I baked the BC into the cake mix , and made a buttercream frosting with the Redbull. I used orange essence instead of orange vodka. I’m not ashamed to admit that I cheated. I used a box white cake mix, subbed 1/2 of the water w/ the liquor, added orange extract, and a box of pudding mix. The buttercream was a basic recipe with the Redbull added for flavor and consistency, with a few drops of yellow food coloring. Side note: don’t melt the butter! it makes the buttercream into more of a glaze!
The Ziploc cupcakes went over pretty well. They were followed by Bailey’s Irish Coffee, Captain Morgan and Coke, Strawberry Margarita, and Margarita cupcakes! all had varying degrees of yummyness. The Irish Coffee cupcakes were my favorite. The Margarita cupcakes where not very successful. When the Jose was baked off there wasn’t any tequila taste left. The same can be said for the Strawberry Margarita cupcakes, but they still tasted ok .
After the cupcakes came Grand Marnier Brownies. No box mix there! At this point my guinea pig pool had spread to our regular guests as well. I think the brownies went over the best!
Recently while visiting my folks back in MA I decided to try baking Mimosa cupcakes (from the Big Book of Cupcakes). No box mix there! It was my very first cupcake recipe from scratch. I got to use a full size oven! Deliciousness was the result! the best part about baking these cupcakes was def the extra champaign and OJ… as I said before- I do enjoy a drink now and again.
During my baking exploits I learned a few things like: I don’t like non-stick/dark cupcake tins (those cheap shiny throw away ones work the best for me), you shouldn’t sample too much of the product, over-mixing will make cupcakes tough, pre-measuring is wicked important, always use fresh eggs, don’t melt the butter all the way or your frosting won’t be fluffy, and separating egg whites/ yolks isn’t as hard as i thought it would be.
Check out the recipe page for these cupcakes and other things I’ve tried to cook/bake/ or make!
Recipes for Washington Apple cupcakes, Tuaca cupcakes, and Irish Car Bomb cupcakes are still in the works! Unfortunately… I don’t have anyone to bake for here!
best wishes and kisses,