Minty flavored Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes topped with Godiva® White Chocolate Buttercream are the perfect treat anytime of year |
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Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

These Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes are minty delicious and topped with Godiva® White Chocolate Buttercream for the perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, cocktail, peppermint, butter, cream, frosting, recipe, st patricks day
Servings: 24
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson



  • 1 1/4 Cups superfine sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or canola oil
  • 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peppermint schnapps 90 proof or higher
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 3.4 ounce instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • green food coloring


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Pound powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 8 decorative straws cut into three pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with wrappers, or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, dry milk powder, and pudding mix together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, and eggs until smooth and fluffy, two to three minutes.
  • Beat in the vanilla and peppermint schnapps.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat just until well combined.
  • Add green food coloring and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Fill wrappers or muffin tins to 3/4 full.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 21 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of cupcake.
  • Allow to cool in muffin tins for 5 to 10 minutes. Place on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Godiva® Buttercream:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, shortening, and salt on low for about 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and Godiva® liqueur, beat to combine.
  • Add half of the powdered sugar and the meringue powder, mix together.
  • Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Add a little milk or water, a teaspoon at a time if necessary to thin the frosting. Continue mixing on low for several minutes to create a light and fluffy frosting
  • Frost cooled cupcakes and top with a cherry and straw.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg