Baking our way through David Arrick's The Butch Bakery Cookbook, we've already discovered that there are a few surefire ways to entice even the manliest of men to partake in a cupcake: topping 'em with bacon and making sure that there's plenty of beer and pretzels involved. So for our next recipe we're featuring a cupcake inspired by a stiff drink, the Old Fashioned.
These Old-Fashioned Cupcakes include all of the components of the classic Old Fashioned: whiskey, bitters, and orange. The cake here is an orange-scented cake that tastes just like that childhood favorite, the Creamsicle—that is, before you soak it in copious amounts of whiskey. The frosting includes both whiskey and Angostura bitters, incorporating all of the flavors of the Old Fashioned in a manner that's both concentrated and very true to form. And when it comes time to garnish, it's really a matter of how you like your Old Fashioned; your can either go with a sprinkling of sugared orange zest or a Maraschino cherry.
As always with our Bake the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook' to give away.