In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***
In the "After Dinner Cupcakes" chapter, every recipe calls for some sort of alcohol. You can tell by the name that these called for rum. In fact, the first step was to soak raisins in rum for 30 minutes.
Then the rum was boiled with some butter and sugar to make a syrupy mixture.
The syrup was added to the dry ingredients along with the soaked raisins.
Ready to go in the oven!
Mmm. Wish you could smell these! Look at that sweet, sticky cupcake dome!
Rum was also used in the icing. Then, each cupcake was topped with a raisin.
I'm ready for my close-up.
Look at that sweet, slightly crusted icing and that moist cakey goodness! Whew!