As black licorice lovers, we are constantly experimenting with various foods in which black licorice has been used. These cupcakes have all of the moist goodness of a super cupcake while having a subtle black licorice flavor. Even people who don’t normally like black licorice love these cupcakes! They melt in your mouth!
Makes 24 cupcakes.
8 oz black licorice – chopped into 1” pieces
1 cup water
White cake mix (we like Pillsbury Moist Supreme)
½ cup water (the water requirement was reduced from 1 cup due to the water in the licorice mix.)
1/3 cup oil (we use canola)
3 large eggs
Cupcake pans and cupcake pan liners
Butter Cream-Frosting ingredients:
¼ cup water
1 1/8 cup sugar
6 large eggs, whites only
3 sticks unsalted butter - cut into 1” pieces, room temperature.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Paste food coloring (optional)
Good 'N Plenty candy
Step 1: Step 1 - Melting the licorice.
Chop licorice into 1 inch pieces.
Add licorice and 1 cup of water to a small saucepan.
Melt together over low heat, stirring frequently. The mixture will be thicker than molasses and will have some flecks of licorice remaining. This is ok.
Allow the licorice mix to cool to the touch.