Move over, carrot. Hit the road, chocolate. See ya’ later, red velvet. The best new cupcake flavor in town is RumChata — yes, cupcakes made with RumChata.
RumChata is the nation’s second best-selling cream liqueur, and it has continued to increase in popularity in recent years. Inspired by the classic Mexican drink Horchata (which dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt!), RumChata combines flavors like cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and, of course, rum! With decadent ingredients like that, it’s easy to see why RumChata would be absolutely perfect in a sweet dessert like cupcakes.
In fact, there’s no shortage of RumChata cupcake recipes online. Read on to learn about some of our favorite recipes. We recommend test driving all of them. How else will you figure out which one is the right one for you?
Up first, is a recipe from Delish that we happen to be quite partial to. The cupcakes are made with a simple vanilla cake mix and then piped with a RumChata frosting. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
You can also check out step-by-step video instructions for a similar RumChata cupcake recipe on PlatterTalk, which rightly describes RumChata as “the best tasting cream liqueur in the Universe.”
RumChata Cupcakes From Scratch
Don’t like to use pre-made cake mixes? We get it. You’re a purist! No worries. Head over to Hannah in the Kitchen for a RumChata cupcake recipe that features a delicious-sounding cream cheese RumChata frosting, for an even more robust flavor.
Naturally, RumChata also has a cupcake recipe on their website. The cupcakes are made with butter, sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon, vanilla extract, egg whites and — obviously — RumChata. Because the makers of this decadent liqueur know what the people want.
An Adults-Only Dessert
Should you be worried about kids enjoying these boozy cupcakes? It turns out that alcohol doesn’t “cook out” of food the way we used to believe. In fact, according to What’s Cooking America, you would have to cook something for three hours to get rid of every trace of alcohol.
In other words, these cupcakes are just for grownups. But if you’re looking for something to make for the kiddos, then you might want to try these Pumpkin Cupcakes With Caramel Frosting. They even incorporate a boxed mix to help simplify the baking process, which is really all any busy parent can hope for.
And, really, these aren’t just for the kids — big kids will enjoy these cupcakes, too.