Jack Daniels and Coke Cupcakes

You guys don’t half love a boozy bake.  Whenever I look at my blog stats one particular post always stands out in terms of popularity, my gin and tonic cupcakes.  I’ve seemed to shy away from cupcakes on my blog; probably because I bake them at work all day, every day, but that’s enough of that.  What a way to reintroduce cuppies than with these super kick-ass Jack Daniels and Coke cupcakes.

Jack Daniels, Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes

These delightfully squiffy babies consist of a cola sponge, hollowed out and filled with a Jack Daniels spiced chocolate ganache. They’re then topped with a swirl of Jack Daniels butter cream, followed by more ganache and a jelly cola bottle.  I’d recommend these cupcakes for any adult occasion but I can’t help but notice how perfect they’d be for Fathers Day, what a coincidence that it’s coming up next week!

Jack Daniels, Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m already planning a bit of a cuptail (that’s a cocktail cupcake to you and me) series for my blog, combining my passion for cake and a good old booze.  What cocktail would you like to see magicked into a cupcake wrapper?

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Jack Daniels and Coke Cupcakes

Jack Daniels and Coke Cupcakes

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  • Author: Katie Deacon
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x



Units Scale

For the cupcakes:

  • 250ml full fat Coke
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 220g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml soured cream

For the ganache:

  • 600g plain chocolate
  • 300ml double cream
  • 4tsp Jack Daniels

For the Buttercream:

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 750g icing sugar
  • 4tbsp Jack Daniels
  • 34tbsp milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 175C and line two cupcake trays with liners.  In a large saucepan bring the coke and butter to a simmer until melted together.  Sift in the cocoa powder followed by the sugar, whisk until combined.
  2. In a large jug whisk together the eggs and soured cream until smooth, slowly add the egg mixture to the cola, whisking constantly.  Add the flour and baking powder, fold together till everything is smooth and silky.  Fill the cupcake cases 3/4 full and bake for twenty minutes.
  3. While the cakes are baking prepare the ganache.  Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl, set aside.  In a small saucepan bring the double cream to a simmer, once small bubbles start to form pour the cream over the chocolate and leave for two minutes.  Stir till smooth and combined before stirring in the Jack Daniels.  Set aside to thicken slightly while you await your cupcakes.
  4. Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled use an apple corer, or a sharp knife to hollow out the centre of each cake.  Fill each hollow with ganache and set aside while you make your butter cream.
  5. For the butter cream place the butter and icing sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer, cover with a tea towel and mix on a medium speed.  Once combined add the Jack Daniels and the milk and mix, again on a medium speed.  If the frosting is still too thick to pipe add a splash of milk until you reach a good consistency.  Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake before dolloping some more ganache on top followed by a jelly cola bottle.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus chilling
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Cuisine: Baking


  1. Rachel Charlton-Dailey
    June 11, 2015 / 7:05 am

    Oh gosh Katie if you sold these in the shop I'd be in every day!

    • Katie Deacon
      June 11, 2015 / 6:07 pm

      Hi Rachel, we had them in this week too :(Katie xoxo

  2. North East Family fun
    June 11, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Definitely a perfect father's day gift I think x

    • Katie Deacon
      June 11, 2015 / 6:08 pm

      Agreed! Whiskey in cupcakes, total fathers day winner!Katie xoxo

  3. Chloee
    June 13, 2015 / 11:49 am

    I'm definitely making these xx

  4. Caroline Crosby
    February 24, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Hi. Could this be made as a 900g or 2lb loaf cake? Times…Gas Mark etc? The recipe looks fab! x

    • February 25, 2019 / 6:48 am

      Hi Caroline, I’m sure it could. I’d keep the temp the same and bake it for 45 minutes 🙂 Let me know if it works.

      Katie xoxo

  5. JM
    July 12, 2023 / 11:28 am

    Possibly my favourite cake ever.

    I’ve made these so many times now, but I must say that everyone who has tried them thinks they taste better with fizzy cola laces, so if you are looking for an extra kick, try replacing the cola bottle sweets with fizzy cola laces (cut up into small pieces).

    • July 13, 2023 / 8:25 am

      So glad you enjoy the recipe and I agree, everything is better with cola laces!!

      Katie xoxo

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