Grand Marnier Cupcakes

Recipe by RecipeNut
READY IN: 45mins




  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease 12-cup muffin pan or line with baking cups.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar at medium speed 5 to 6 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg, 1 tablespoon orange peel and 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier.
  • In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • At low speed, beat sour cream into butter mixture alternately with flour mixture.
  • Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling two-thirds full.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan; cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat 1/3 cup sugar and orange juice over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier.
  • Poke holes with toothpick in top of each cupcake.
  • Using pastry brush, brush tops liberally with Grand Marnier glaze.
  • Place chocolate in small heavy resealable plastic bag; add shortening and seal.
  • Place in pan of simmering water; turn off heat.
  • Allow bag to sit several minutes; remove from water.
  • Smooth melted chocolate by working bag with hands.
  • Cool 5 minutes.
  • Cut off tiny corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over cupcakes.