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RumChata cupcakes!
February 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Both the cupcakes and the frosting contain very small amounts of RumChata ( horchata and rum ).  The alcoholic content in the cupcakes bakes out while they are cooking.  The frosting has very small amounts of it, so even though it probably wouldn't hurt for your LO to have a bite of this, it's probably better to have this for a little adult snack lol




RumChata cupcakes

makes about 18-20




 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, at room temperature)

 1 1/2 cups sugar

 2 cups flour

 2 tsp baking powder

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1 cup RumChata

 1 tsp vanilla extract

 1 tsp cinnamon

 4 egg whites



 Preheat oven to 350*

 Combine sugar & butter and beat until fluffy

 Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, & cinnamon, set aside

 Mix the RumChata & vanilla together, set aside

 Alternating, add in the flour mixture and RumChata mixture in to the butter and sugar. Start and end with the flour mixture.

 In a clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form (this will be easiest in an electric mixer)

 Fold egg whites in to the batter - do not do this in an electric mixer, use a spatula

 Fill cupcake liners

 Bake for 20 minutes or until cake "bounces back" when touched.


RumChata Cream Cheese Frosting

 NOTE: This makes A LOT of frosting. I tend to use quite a bit on my cupcakes. I ended up with a cup extra. So, if you don't use a lot, cut the recipe in half. (I also normally freeze my leftover frosting for use later. I label and date it, I've used some that's been frozen for just about 5 months and it tasted fine)



 12 ounces of cream cheese (1 1/2 packages, at room temperature)

 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick, at room temperature)

 1/2 tsp of vanilla

 5 tbsp of RumChata

 1 package of confectioners' sugar (2 lb. bag)



 Note: The frosting is pretty sweet. I had some people say it was just enough, others said it was a little too much. It is REALLY tasty, so of course I was in favor of having more of it.

 Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth

 Add vanilla

 Slowly add confectioners' sugar

 Mix in RumChata (use more or less based on the thickness of the frosting. I often find that some days I would use 5 tbsp, some I would use 4)

 Frost the cupcakes

 I would recommend refrigerating the cupcakes if you won't be serving them right away. If it's warm, the frosting can melt. Enjoy!



  • gmadiane
    February 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM


  • othermom
    February 27, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Thanks for sharing

  • Godspitgrl
    February 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM


  • charlene_kyle
    February 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM


  • sanj1213
    February 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Sounds and looks delicious. 

  • beckolette
    February 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Horchata is rice milk with cinnamon and sugar. You can make the frosting kid friendly by using rice milk or any other milk. Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cinnamon, no sugar needed due to it being a frosting. And use about 1/8 tsp rum flavoring. 

  • Flaca43
    by Flaca43
    February 28, 2013 at 5:39 PM

     Oh my goodness! Sounds devine!

  • Harris06
    February 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    AHH!!!! Thank you thank you!! These sound amazing!!!! TOTALLY making these!!!

  • 1Trixie
    by 1Trixie
    March 1, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Oh my yummy!

  • Kmakksmom
    March 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    looks yummy!

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