Rum Chata Cupcakes

Rum Chata Cupcakes

Rum Chata Cupcakes

Rum Chata tastes like liquid Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. I had my first shot of it last summer and when I saw THIS PIN on Pinterest, I decided I had to try to make my own cupcake. The recipe link is a Rum Chata cupcake from scratch with a cream cheese frosting.  I prefer boxed, so I improvised and it turned out perfect.

rum chata cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Pillsbury Traditional Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Rum Chata
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

cupcake batter

Preheat the oven for 350 degrees.

Mix the cake mix, water, rum and oil together. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl then add to the batter and mix thoroughly for 1 minute.

Pour into cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes. The cupcakes will be light brown on top and the toothpick will come out clean.

Rum Chata Frosting

Rum Chata Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of Butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 3/4-3 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbs Rum Chata
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Rum Chata Frosting

Mix the ingredients together until it is creamy. Add more Powdered Sugar if it is runny. The frosting will be very sweet and creamy.

Rum Chata Cupcake

These cupcakes are for ADULTS ONLY since they do have alcohol as an ingredient. This recipe makes 24 regular sized cupcakes-that are super moist.  If you don’t have the Pillsbury Traditional Vanilla Cake mix, just substitute 75%ish of the water listed on the box mix recipe for Rum Chata.  In other words, if the recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups water, do 1 cup Rum Chata and 1/4 water. If it calls for 1 cup water, then put 3/4 cup Rum Chata and 1/4cup water.  Hope that isn’t too confusing….oops!