National Cupcake Week: White Russian Cupcakes

It’s day five of National Cupcake Week and Katie is in the kitchen making cupcakes…..still ­čśë 

I think my friends and family are getting a wee bit sick of cupcakes, I think now is the time to start palming them off on neighbors, co-workers and general passers by.  Or maybe throwing them at people I don’t like!

Today marks the final day of alcohol laced cupcakes.  Back to good old wholesome, family friendly cakes as of tomorrow. My final cocktail cupcake is a cocktail I am not very fond of but is a firm favorite amongst my friends, the white russian.  Made with milk, vodka and kaluah it was just begging to be transformed into a delicious cupcake!

White Russian Cupcakes

110g butter
125g plain flour
150g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
50ml milk
30ml vodka
30ml kaluah 
2 free range eggs

110g butter
350g icing sugar
1tsb milk 
2tsp kaluah

First preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan assisted and line a muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Cream together the sugar and butter till light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Sift together the two flours into a bowl and add the vanilla extract to the milk.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the batter alternating with the milk mixture then the vodka and kaluah, beginning and ending with the flour.  Fill each case 3/4 full of the batter and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Once cool make the frosting by combining the butter with the icing sugar.  Add the milk and kaluah, spoon by spoon until you achieve the correct piping consistency.

Pipe your cakes into a pretty swirl before decorating with grated chocolate.


  1. How To Be Perfect
    September 17, 2010 / 9:41 am

    Loving all your cupcakes this week, great ideas and they all look totally scrumptious x

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      I tried conversion charts to determine what grams = cups,tablespoons, etc mean….no familiar with grams…looked online for hours and could not determine what 125g = in cups of flour, butter, caster sugar..I really want to try the recipe

  2. ByMyFairHand
    September 17, 2010 / 10:22 am

    They sound absolutely gorgeous! You posts this week have put my cupcake week cupcakes to shame!

  3. Lora
    September 17, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    ooh love these too. Am getting a delicious buzz from your fabulous week of cupcakes..

  4. Lora
    September 17, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    ooh love these too. Am getting a delicious buzz from your fabulous week of cupcakes..

  5. Chele
    September 18, 2010 / 6:57 am


  6. Jane Ko
    September 20, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    Goodness, I've craving every single one of these alcohol cupcakes!

  7. Jane Ko
    September 20, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    A fellow follower now ­čÖé

  8. Marisa
    September 23, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    Based on one of my favourite cocktails? It can only be good.

  9. Iliana Linares Santana
    November 17, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    I made your cupcakes and they were delicious everyone loved them thank you very much for your recipes

  10. Iliana Linares Santana
    November 17, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    I made your cupcakes and they were delicious everyone loved them thank you for your recipes.

  11. Unknown
    September 22, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    can you please tell me what is kaluah

    • Katie Deacon
      September 23, 2016 / 7:09 am

      It's a coffee flavoured liqueur. :)Hope this helps.Katie xoxo

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