Cupcakes with Vanilla Bourbon Frosting.
Your favorite dark chocolate cupcake recipe
3 sticks plus 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
3 cups plus 2 Tablespoons confectioners sugar sifted
3 Tablespoons whole milk
2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon quality bourbon (I use Knob Creek)
3/4 teaspoon Mexican or Madagascar Vanilla
1 vanilla bean scraped (you're using just the pulp)
a pinch of kosher salt
With a paddle attachment, whip just the butter on medium for 8-9 minutes. NO less. Add remaining ingredients and mix for six minutes until light and fluffy, adding in a pinch of salt in the last minute or two.
Serve on your favorite cupcake (and this is SO going in my pumpkin rolls this year).