To say cupcakes made a comeback is a serious understatement.
Not only did they amp up the cuteness level to 11 on party dessert tables everywhere, cupcakes got a whole new attitude. From wine-inspired flavors
to double rainbow deliciousness
, it's safe to say the cupcake has been just ruling. Even the liquor industry fell under its sweet, sweet spell...cake and frosting flavored vodkas are popping up everywhere! Which leads to my latest try-it-cause-you-just-might-like-it creation, the Strawberry Chocolate Cupcake Shot
Now a word to the wise before we begin, while these may look all sweet and petite — they really pack a punch. So take it easy.
Start off by thawing about a quarter of a 10 oz bag of frozen strawberries. Puree in either a food processor or blender and set aside.
Next make your shot. In your trusty 'ol cocktail shaker, combine a chocolate liqueur (Godiva will always have my heart), strawberry liqueur (there are a few out there, but for this attempt I tried a new one called Qream
— the bottle is adorbs!), cake or frosting flavored vodka, and a tablespoon of the strawberry puree with some ice. Shake until well blended and then pour into four shot glasses.
Now it's time to put the frosting on the (cup)cake. Given this is both a strawberry and chocolate shot, I decided to get fancy and use a frosting of both flavors as rimmers. It also gave the shot glasses a case of the "cutes."
Filling a disposable decorating bag with some Betty Crocker chocolate whipped frosting, carefully rim the top of the shot glass.
For the strawberry frosting, I found the most AMAZING Strawberry Whipped Cream recipe
. Trust me, this is the best strawberry frosting you will ever stick in your face!
It took literally five minutes to make. Whip 1 cup of heavy whipping cream in a bowl until it begins to thicken. Mix in 1/3 cup sugar and 4 tablespoons of the remaining strawberry puree and...done!
Fill a second disposable decorating bag with the strawberry frosting and carefully rim the top of the shot glass. One layer looked pretty, but two layers was the sha-bam!
Serve to your guests, toast and enjoy!