White Russian Cupcakes

Cook time: 20 Min Prep time: 20 Min Serves: 24
Ingredients
1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 c canola oil
3/4 c coffee liqueur (i used starbucks)
1/2 c whole milk
1 stick butter, unsalted
2 to 4 Tbsp whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (i used nielsen-massey)
3 to 4 c powdered sugar
your favorite chocolate that can be grated
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, canola oil, coffee liquer and 1/2 cup of whole milk. Mix according to package directions.
2. Line cupcake pans with liners of your choice. For the standard sized cupcakes, measure a scant 1/4 cup of batter per cupcake liner. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until done and when pressed in the center with index finger springs back instead of leaving an indentation.
3. While cupcakes cool completely, mix frosting. Beat the butter until creamy. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and beat on low to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and beat well for 2 minutes. If the frosting is too runny and won’t stand up to piping, add the other cup of powdered sugar. If frosting is too stiff, add milk, 1 tablespoon at the time, beating well after, until you reach the consistency you desire. The key to having a really good frosting is beating it at medium to high speed for at least 5 minutes.
4. Once frosting is ready and cupcakes are cool, prepare your pastry bag with a 1M star tip, fill it with your frosting and apply to the cupcakes. After frosting the cupcakes, use a microplane to grate your favorite chocolate over the top to make them look pretty. If you like, you can also add a chocolate coated espresso bean at the top of each cupcake.
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