Combining the deliciously sweet and dangerous chocolate vodka shake, with a BBQ sauce rim which works surprisingly well and a McNugget garnish, this certainly seemed like an awesome contender for my Herbivore vs Carnivore Cupcake Battle.
3.5 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3 sticks of butter, softened
2 cups of sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 cups chocolate milk
1 cup chopped chocolate pieces
mix everything together well. it helps to use a hand mixer or professional mixer. makes lots of air bubbles which help make these cupcakes awesome. the mixture should be a little wet and nice and light.
fill cupcake tins 2/3 of the way full.
pre-heat oven to 375 & bake 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cupcake has a nice sponge-y texture. there should be a few brown spots of ooey-gooey melted chocolate throughout your cupcakes!
Vanilla Vodka Buttercream
1 stick of butter
1 box of powdered sugar
2 tbsp vodka
2 tsp vanilla extract
in a large bowl, whip softened butter until it's nice and fluffy. slowly add in the powdered sugar until it's incorporated. about halfway through making the buttercream, add your liquids to flavor the frosting.
4-5 packs of BBQ sauce
20 piece box of chicken mcnuggets
Using a plastic squeeze bottle, empty the packets of BBQ sauce so it's easy to drizzle. (If you don't have a squeeze bottle, you can always use a plastic baggie and cut off just the tip of one of the corners). Drizzle on your sauce, and top each cupcake with a warm McNugget before serving!
These little suckers came out amazingly well. Granted, a little dangerous if consuming more than one per sitting... I could easily see these served up with a nice side of fries and a coke. Or a shot of vodka. You're choice.
Special Thanks to Alie & Georgia for being such an amazing inspiration!!