Black Widow Blind Russian Cupcake


Black Widow

What You’ll Need: adapted from here

1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg

1 egg white

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/8 cup vodka

1/4 cup of Bailey’s (In her recipe, she used Kahlua which is traditional, but I decided to mix it up.)

For the Frosting:

1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened (half a stick.)

3 cups of powdered sugar

Pinch of salt

3-4 tbs of Bailey’s (or Kahlua)

Let’s Get Baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, mixing until combined before doing the same to the egg white.

Add the vanilla, vodka, and Bailey’s and mix until combined. Then add a third of your flour mixing until combined. Alternating with milk. (So flour, milk, flour, milk, flour)

Once all combined, put them into your lined cupcake tins and fill to about 2/3 full. They bake for about 17-20 minutes before done. Using a toothpick, if you poke the cake and it comes back clean it is done.

While they are still warm, brush them with Bailey’s. Let them cool for five minutes before removing them from the pan to cool on a wire rack. The recipe gives a cool tip: Leaving cupcakes to cool in the pan too long will cause soggy bottoms.

For the Frosting:

Beat butter until creamy.  Add salt.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and Bailey’s a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Black Widow:

In honor of #WheresBlackWidow(check out article here), I made a Black Widow White Russian Cupcake. I am a huge avenger’s fan, if you cannot tell by my first cupcake. This was also of my first character cupcake ideas. The opposite of black if white, but this seemed to be a cupcake that fit her character well. I was informed by a reader that by using Bailey’s instead it is a blind Russian. This fits her character just as well. 

Black Widow rarely shows up on merchandise, which as a female who likes superheroes, is an annoyance. So I made a cupcake that packed a punch just like the woman herself.

If you decide to try the recipe, let me know how it went. I post a new cupcake now every other Monday starting today. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.