Butterscotch Cocktail Cupcakes

and today i bring you cake vodka cupcakes with white chocolate and butterscotch schnapps frosting.  topped with edible gold glitter.  with extra large photos to make you want them right meow.



cake vodka cupcakes - to make about 12 cupcakes beat together 4 ounces softened butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder (which is different than baking soda, it matters how it reacts to the vodka), 2 eggs, and 2 tablespoons of cake vodka.  i went with smirnoff iced cake.  if it seems too thick, you can add a bit more vodka.  put the batter into your lined cupcake tin and bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes.




white chocolate butterscotch schnapps frosting - cream one stick of room temperature butter with a mixer until it's fluffy.  slowly add in 2.5 cups of powdered sugar (add a half cup at a time, with the mixer on low speed, i'm not responsible for what happens if you ignore this advice, and i'm not helping you clean your kitchen.) then 4 ounces of melted white chocolate.  once that's all mixed, add in your butterscotch schnapps.  start with a tablespoon or two, adding more schnapps for thinner frosting, more powdered sugar for thicker frosting.  mine is about 4 tablespoons of schnapps.  like you'd expect anything less from me.

frost your cakes and then top them with edible glitter, because hello, why would you not?!  and now i can check "make glitter cupcakes" off my 101 in 1001 list.



edible glitter is pretty easy to find, by the way, just search for it on etsy for quite literally every color you could desire!  glitter can fix a myriad of mistakes.  the cupcakes look so adorable that you probably didn't even notice that i was too lazy to pipe frosting on and instead smeared it with a butter knife.

enjoy!

39 comments

  1. I need to have these immediately. I'm SO excited for this recipe! I never even knew about edible glitter and feel like I've been missing out on something amazing!

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  2. holy sparkle, this looks amazing. it makes me wish i wasn't such a disaster in the kitchen!

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  3. So pretty! Love the glitter. I've really been meaning to experiment with baking more. Now I feel like whatever I end up baking is going to need glitter.

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    1. Everything needs glitter, doooo it! But clean it up after so Matt doesn't kill me.

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  4. Yummm. These sound delish! And the glitter is a must!

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  5. ... Lord have mercy ... definitely a cute way to perk up a long week! Now, the question is, out of all the alcohol cupcakes, which is your favorite? :)

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    1. All of them! Is that an option? But if I had to pick just one - http://www.notentirelyperfect.com/2012/12/red-velvet-cocktail-cupcakes.html

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  6. cupcakes with vodka and glitter icing? YES PLEASE

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. OMG they are glittery and gold! I WANT SOME!!!

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    1. Delicious and easy! Let me know how you like them!

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  9. So, Walter and I are going to come over and we are going to have a cupcake party! :)

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  10. They look and sound delish! :)

    http://xtremelyv.blogspot.com/

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  11. Will they serve these in Heaven? I'm guessing yes.

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  12. that glitter is gorgeous! I am going to put that on everything I make this holiday season. every, damn, thing!

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  13. I would like you to bring me one right meow please!!! Yum!

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  14. OMG, these look amazing! When can I just move in with you? I mean Betsy has been telling me I need to move to Chicago and you and your blog pics are mighty tempting!

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  15. helloooo gorgeous haha adding them to my must make list

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  16. Woah, these sound deliciously indulgent! I always love your alcohol infused cupcakes!

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  17. omg not only do these sound good ... they are soooo pretty! GLITTER

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  18. Oh my Lord these sound SO GOOD! I'm pinning right now because I WILL be making these stat :)

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  19. These look delish. Get in this preggo's belly!

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  20. I love pretty cupcakes, these look and sound soo good.

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  21. Gah - I NEED one of these!!! Can't wait until my trip to Chicago when these BETTER be waiting for me!! Just sayin'!

    XoXo

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  22. damn those look good! I was debating the other day what I want to make for Randy/Melissa's party, alcohol cupcakes or pudding shots... I still haven't decided.

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  23. I know what my next baking project will be!! I've been meaning to dust off my KitchenAid anyways :)

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  24. These look amazing! I am going to have to try it!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  25. The frosting sounds amazing. I will definitely be keeping that in mind for bachelorette parties I have coming up. Thanks!

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    1. Definitely give it a try, everyone loves them!

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  26. If you want to send one of these to me, that would be just fine. Thanks. :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  27. I need edible glitter! I feel like I am a complete failure in life until I buy some.
    x

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  28. That is freakin' awesome! Um, I want you to be my bestie (#2, no offense to Tara ;)) so you can make me cupcakes for my birthdays!

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