Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Use this Kahlua buttercream frosting to top off Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes.


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Frosting recipe will cover 12 cupcakes, double to frost all 24 cupcakes.
  • Skip the frosting if serving to children or omit the Kahlua coffee liqueur.


Step 1
In a large bowl, mix together butter, shortening, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and Kahlua. Add to piping bag with star tip and frost cupcakes.