These Vanilla Maple Whiskey Cupcakes are a boozy delight, with a buttery maple center and a vanilla whiskey buttercream. A perfect grown-up birthday treat!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 12-cup regular muffin tins with cupcake liners and lightly coat with baking spray.
This recipe uses an Italian meringue buttercream, which is slightly advanced. It’s SO much lighter and less cloying than American buttercreams, and I highly recommend it. However, you can easily substitute in a simple vanilla buttercream recipe. Just add whiskey! If you'd like to learn more about meringue buttercream and how to troubleshoot it if it breaks, check out my article here.
Also, Please weight out your flour!