Chocolate and Vodka Cupcakes with Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka Buttercream

This delicious combination of chocolate and vodka is perfect if you are planning a party or as a gift for your friends on their birthdays.

Here is my delicious recipe;

Ingredients for the Cake;Chocvanilvod

  • 200g Castor Sugar
  • 200g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 140g Plain Flour
  • 60g Pure Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 Free Range Organic Eggs
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 3tbsp Vodka

Ingredients for the Vodka Syrup;

  • 4 tsp Castor Sugar
  • 5 tbsp Vodka
  • 2 tbsp Hot water

Ingredients for the Butter Cream;

Vanilla Vodka

  • 500g Icing Sugar
  • 250g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbsp Vodka

Chocolate Vodka

  • 500g Icing Sugar
  • 250g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 100g Pure Melted Chocolate over 70% Cocoa (at room temperature)
  • 4 tbsp Vodka


  • Set your oven to 180C and line a cupcakes baking tray with paper cupcakes liners.
  • In a clean, dry bowl add your butter and beat continuously for 5 minutes until it turns from yellow to pale cream colour
  • Add in your sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your eggs, one at a time, ensuring that each egg is well incorporated before the next addition.
  • In a separate bowl, add in your flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and stir with a spoon.
  • Now, add your flour mixture into your egg mixture 1/3 at a time.
  • Once all of your ingredients are added together, add you vodka and stir evenly through.
  • Spoon your mixture into the paper cupcake liners until they are 2/3 full and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  • To make the vodka syrup, add the sugar into a pyrex dish and add your boiling water. Once aChocvanilvod1ll the sugar has dissolved, add the vodka and stir.
  • Once the cupcakes are ready, they should spring back to the touch.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and using a cocktail stick, pierce holes into each cupcake.
  • Now, using a brush, brush your vodka syrup over the top of each cupcake until the top of each cupcake becomes sticky.
  • Leave your syruped cupcakes on a wire rack to cool fully.
  • Now, it is the perfect time to make your two types of buttercream.
  • For the vanilla buttercream, add your butter into a clean, dry bowl and beat continuously for 5 minutes until the colour change occurs.
  • Now, spoon by spoon add in your icing sugar slowly.
  • Once all of your icing sugar has been added, add in your vanilla extract and beat again.
  • Now, add in the vodka and beat continuously.
  • Pipe the vanilla buttercream onto your cupcakes.
  • For the chocolate vodka butter cream, place the butter into a clean dry bowl and same as above, beat for 5 minutes.
  • Now, spoon the icing sugar into the butter, slowly.
  • Add in your 100g of melted chocolate that has been cooled to room temperature.
  • Once the chocolate has been well incorporated, add in the vodka and ensure that it has been mixed totally into the buttercream.
  • Now, pipe the chocolate vodka buttercream onto your cupcakes and serve!

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Lots of love,



2 Responses to “Chocolate and Vodka Cupcakes with Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka Buttercream”

  1. Charlene Blackmore

    Hello Jennifer,

    My future sister in laws hen party is in September and I wanted to add a little personal touch and get some cupcakes for her!

    Firstly, I need to check if you do what am I looking for… I really want to get cupcakes that actually have a picture of her on them, is this something you do?

    If so what would the price be roughly? It will be between 15/20 cupcakes.

    Kind regards,

    Charlene Blackmore.

    • jennifer

      Hi Charlene,
      Hope you’r well. So sorry for the late response, your message
      only just popped up on our site. Are you still looking for hen party
      cupcakes for September? If so, what dates would you need them? Do you have an email address?
      Looking forward to hearing from you. Jen


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