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Delicious Orange & Armagnac Cocktail Infused Cupcakes

 

These delicious brandy with a zest of ornage flavor is recommended for adults only! These cupcakes would be ideal on a cold winter night or for anyone who really enjoys brandy. 

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. Armagnac

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. grated orange zest

Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).  Place 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans.  Combine all the cupcake ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Spoon the batter into the cups.

Bake 20 minutes.  Remove pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Pierce some holes in the tops of the cupcakes with a skewer and pour 1/2 tablespoon Armagnac over each.  Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.

To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Beat in the confectioners sugar for 1 to 2 minutes, then beat in the orange extract and zest until smooth and light.  Spread the frosting on the cupcakes.

Store unfrosted for up to 2 days in an airtight container, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen

 

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