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Chocolate Martini Cupcake Shots

My chocolate martini cupcake shots start with the best chocolate cupcakes on the planet. The cupcakes are topped with a chocolate martini buttercream made with Crème de Cacao and Godiva liqueur before they’re drizzled with dark chocolate.

The most fun part of these chocolate martini cupcakes is the actual shot of chocolate martini that can be squeezed into the cupcakes just before eating.

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How to Make a Cupcake Shot

Cupcake shots are made using Shot Tops. They are plastic flavor infusers filled with a shot of alcohol – in this case, a chocolate martini.

Shot Tops

You gently place a Shot Top into the cupcake and the chocolate martini can be squeezed into the cupcake just before eating.

Chocolate Martini Cupcakes

How to Make a Chocolate Martini Cupcake

In addition to the shot, the frosting is what really makes this a chocolate martini cupcake. It’s a basic American buttercream (read my post on cupcake frostings if you are interested in learning about different types of frosting) with the addition of Crème de Cacao and Godiva liqueur.

I frosted the cupcakes with a star tip for the perfect cupcake swirl.

Chocolate Martini Cupcakes
The chocolate drizzle is simply melted chocolate piped all over the frosting.

Cupcake Shot Variations

Try filling the shot tops with Kahlua, Irish Cream, or a Mudslide and topping the cupcakes with a chocolate mousse frosting.

If you like the idea of cupcake shots but are worried about the cupcakes falling into little hands, you could use chocolate buttercream frosting or cookies and cream frosting and fill the Shot Tops with chocolate milk!

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Chocolate Martini Cupcake Shots

The cupcakes are topped with a chocolate martini buttercream made with Crème de Cacao and Godiva liqueur which is drizzled with dark chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate martini cupcakes, cupcake shots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 726kcal
Author Stef


  • 1 pound unsalted butter room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Crème de Cacao
  • 4 teaspoons Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes unfrosted
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate melted; make sure that it is properly tempered
  • 1 chocolate martini I use the recipe from The Drink Blog.


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes on high speed).
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
  • Mix in Crème de Cacao, chocolate liqueur, and salt.
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Drizzle or pipe melted chocolate on top of frosting.
  • Fill Shot Tops with chocolate martini and place in cupcakes. Drink any leftover chocolate martini.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Martini Cupcake Shots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 342mg14%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 77g86%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 967IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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