Add Some Excitement to Your Holiday Party with These Maple Whiskey Cupcakes!

Add Some Excitement to Your Holiday Party with These Maple Whiskey Cupcakes!

Maple Whiskey Cupcakes with a Maple Whiskey Drizzle

Yields One dozen cupcakes

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 15 min

Total Time 30 mins


For the Cupcakes

    • 3/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 3 Tbs Ski’s Maple Syrup
    • 3 Tbsp Milk

For the Maple Whiskey Drizzle

For the Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Ski’s Whiskey Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (as much as needed to get correct consistency)


To Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix just to incorporate.
  4. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the wet mixture and beat until just combined.
  5. Add the Maple Syrup and milk until just combined.
  6. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners and divide batter evenly into cups; approximately 2/3 full for each cup.
  7. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes; test with a toothpick; the top will be firm so make sure the inside is cooked through.
  8. Cool completely on a wire cake cooling rack before frosting.

To Make the Maple Whiskey Drizzle:

  1. Add all ingredients together in a small pan, bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before drizzling on cupcakes.

To Make the Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla and Whiskey Maple Syrup.  Combine thoroughly.
  3. Add the cream a Tbsp at a time until your frosting is very light and fluffy and the correct consistency.
  4. Using a large serrated icing tip, pipe the frosting onto cupcakes.
  5. Garnish with the Whiskey Maple Syrup Drizzle