Fireball Cupcake Shots

Fireball has become one of the hottest (pun intended) liquors in recent months, so seeing it in combination with cupcakes was something that really caught my eye.  Erica's Sweet Tooth lists the following recipe:


for the fireball jello shots:
1-1/3 cup ginger ale
2 envelopes plain gelatin
2/3 cup Fireball whisky
Few drops red food coloring
for the fireball buttercream:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp Fireball whisky
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
Pinch of salt


for the fireball jello shots:
Lightly spray mold with non-stick spray and wipe excess off with a paper towel.
Pour the ginger ale into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 2-3 minutes, then begin to heat on low, stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the whisky and a few drops of red food coloring. Pour into molds and chill for several hours, or until set.
for the fireball buttercream:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the whisky, powdered sugar, and salt. Increase the speed back to medium-high and mix until creamy and smooth. Transfer frosting to a piping bag and decorate each jello shot with a swirl, adding sprinkles if desired. Store jello shots in the fridge until ready to serve.
That should warm you up!


Unknown said…
Dear Fireball Cupcakes, I'm going to make you my dessert later! hehe we're now waiting for our favorite pizza to arrive from Pizza Paradiso, and while waiting I'll do this recipe you have, I liked it. Thanks by the way..