Extreme Frosting Shots
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Cupcakes Made Entirely of Frosting

Frosting shots as you know them (little cups filled with frosting that you can purchase at trendy cupcake shops) have just been rendered obsolete. Meet cupcakes made entirely of frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bailey's buttercream, frosting cupcakes, frosting shots
Servings: 5 full-sized cupcakes or 10 mini cupcakes
Calories: 707kcal

Ingredients

Mocha Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Other Ingredients

  • 5 regular cupcake liner-sized chocolate cups or 10 minis
  • sprinkles to taste
  • 5 maraschino cherries or 10 if using minis

Instructions

Mocha Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in cocoa powder, coffee granules, and salt until fully combined.
  • Set aside.

Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy (about three minutes on high speed)
  • Mix in a powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in Baileys Irish Cream a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in salt.
  • Set aside.

Assembly Instructions

  • Spoon mocha cream cheese frosting into chocolate cups. Fill until just over the tops of the cups.
  • Pipe Baileys Irish Cream buttercream frosting on top of mocha cream cheese frosting.
  • Top with sprinkles and cherries.

Notes

I provide recipes for mocha cream cheese frosting and Baileys Irish Cream buttercream frosting, but you can use any of your two favorite frostings for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 122mg | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 1460IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.6mg