Godiva Liqueur Chocolate Cupcakes
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Godiva Liqueur Chocolate Cupcakes

These Godiva Liqueur Chocolate Cupcakes are made from a vanilla cupcake recipe which is brushed with Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and topped with a cocoa buttercream flavored with the same liqueur.

You can use any chocolate liqueur, or any other flavor you choose, actually. These can be made in the same manner with a berry flavored schnapps, or with Kahlua.


Godiva Liqueur Chocolate Cupcakes

A Foodies’ Kitchen Original Recipe
Yield: 12 cupcakes

1 cup all purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Godiva chocolate liqueur, or other chocolate liqueur

Godiva Buttercream Frosting

½ cup butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons Godiva chocolate liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
About 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease line 10 cups from a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cups liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Pour in dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Evenly distribute batters into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack before frosting.
  7. Brush liqueur on top of the cupcakes, about 1 teaspoonful for each.

Preparation For the Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter, liqueur and vanilla.
  2. Gradually blend in the confectioner’s sugar until smooth.
  3. Blend cocoa powder and beat until smooth. Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

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  • Reply
    Monday December 31st, 2012 at 01:37 PM

    I know this is a question, maybe someone could answer below. Could I put the liqueur in the cupcake batter itself, and then brush it on top?

  • Reply
    Monday December 31st, 2012 at 03:07 PM

    Hello Emmalee!
    I wouldn’t add more than a tablespoon of liqueur in the batter. It will change the consistency of the batter itself, and with baking you don’t want to take a chance. However, you can spoon some liqueur (a little shy of a teaspoon) on top of the cupcakes after they have baked if you don’t have a brush.
    Hope this helps! Happy New Year 2013 :)

    Helga & Kitty

  • Reply
    Monday December 31st, 2012 at 08:17 PM

    Thank you!

  • Reply
    Monday November 7th, 2016 at 07:38 AM

    Can I use unsalted butter in place of the oil?

    • Reply
      Monday November 7th, 2016 at 09:20 AM

      Hi Gale! We wouldn’t recommend using butter at all! Vegetable oil is often used in cupcake batters as it gives the batter an airy and fluffier texture than when using butter.

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