Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Shots

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Recipe by Lainey39

At a handful of cupcake storefronts around the country, the frosting shot has emerged as a short-but-sweet pick-me-up for urbanites and college students. The gist is generally the same bakery to bakery: For a small fee, customers get a dollop of their favorite frosting in a paper or plastic cup, about the size of a frozen yogurt sample. While some bakeries keep the frosting shot a strictly must-ask-for item, several cupcake shops have made it an official menu offering. Using marshmallow creme as the base of this faux buttercream frosting is a great cheat. This frosting whips up thick and chocolately and is great served as shots garnished with shaved dark chocolate. These are great for parties. Recipe is from a newspaper article.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine the butter, marshmallow creme, salt and vanilla.
  2. Use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment on high to beat until well mixed.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and mix on low until just incorporated.
  4. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix on low until just incorporated, stopping to scrape the side as needed.
  5. (Frosting can be refrigerated. Allow 10-15 minutes after removing from refrigerator before proceeding).
  6. Transfer the frosting to a large plastic bag or piping bag fitted with a large icing tip.
  7. Pipe the frosting into small paper muffin cups, shot glasses or onto spoons arranged on a serving platter.

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