Southern Comfort Cupcakes

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These simple chocolate cupcakes are topped with Southern Comfort infused buttercream. Finish them off with a drizzle of melted chocolate and Southern Comfort Caramel Corn. They are adult cupcake perfection in every boozy bite. Click here for more recipes from



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs; lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Southern Comfort Buttercream

  • 4 sticks unsalted butter; room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Southern Comfort


Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line (2) 12 cup muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs, water and vanilla until well combined and smooth.

Step 3

  • Evenly divide the batter among the prepared pans. {I use a large cookie scoop from OXO to scoop my batter; it holds 3 tablespoons}.

Step 4

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch. A small divot may appear in the center of the cupcake, no worries though because you’ll cover that with frosting. Cool cupcakes thoroughly on a wire rack.


  • Cream the butter in the bowl of an electric or stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract and salt.2. Begin adding in the sugar and mixing thoroughly after each addition. After all of the sugar has been added and mixed thoroughly, add in the Southern Comfort and mix until light and fluffy. If frosting is too thick, slowly add in a little more Southern Comfort (1 teaspoon at a time) until you reach the desired consistency. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.


  • Place melted chocolate into piping bag or plastic storage bag and snip off the tip. Drizzle buttercream with the melted chocolate and top with Southern Comfort Caramel Corn (see original recipe in description for recipe).