1 yellow cake mix (one without pudding added)
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 c. coconut
1/3 c. bourbon whiskey – Early Times is the official Kentucky Derby whiskey
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 1/3 c. chopped pecans
8-12 oz. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
(or butterscotch chips, or none at all)
Mix all above ingredients (except chips and nuts) in your Kitchen Aid, on high, for 5 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Place in lined cupcake tins. Bake at 350, start testing after 20 minutes.Boozey Glaze
Approx. ¼ cup bourbon
Approx. 1 cup confectioners sugar
Mix bourbon and confectioners sugar until you have a fairly liquidy brown glaze. Spoon over cakes immediately after they are removed from the oven (while still hot in tins). Let sit for 10-20 minutes before transferring out of tins on to cooling rack. Let cool completely, until glaze has hardened into crust, before serving.
follow directions, substituting butter for oil
& adding a tablesoon of Godiva liquor, a tsp of cinnamon
& 3/4 of a bag milk chocolate chips (I prefer Ghiradelli), making sure there are at least 24 left over for decorating.
Bake in lined cupcake tins according to directions on box.
Frost with 2 Gs frosting and top with a chocolate chip!
(they also look nice unadorned by chips)
for the foils, I used metal red from confectionary house
they just expanded their color collection and now have
tons and tons of bright festive foils (metalic and matte)