How to Make Fireball Whisky Cupcakes

How to Make Fireball Whisky Cupcakes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Delish on Youtube


For those who enjoy a hot and spicy treat, this recipe is for you. Vanilla and cinnamon cupcakes are covered with a fluffy fireball frosting and adorned with a fiery hot tamale for a decadently festive treat. When you make this dish, which was shared with us by Delish on YouTube, you may expect to see something like this.


It’s quite simple to prepare, and I’m confident you’ll find yourself desiring more when you’ve finished.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. Fireball whisky, divided
  • 1 c. (or two sticks) unsalted butter, softened 
  • 4 c. powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • Hot tamales, for decoration


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

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Image credit: Delish on Youtube

Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 box of yellow cake mix and 1 tsp cinnamon. Add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 3 large eggs, and 1 cup of Fireball whiskey. Mix until everything is well combined. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop some of the cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake liners.

Place the muffin tin in the oven and let the batter bake for 20 minutes at 350F.

To make the fireball frosting, combine 1 cup of softened unsalted butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and the remaining 1/4 cup of fireball whiskey in a separate bowl with a hand mixer. Beat the frosting until smooth texture. Drop some yellow and red food coloring into the frosting mixture and mix. Be careful not to overmix to let the colors remain streaky.

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Image credit: Delish on Youtube

Let the cupcakes cool before frosting and transferring them to a platter.

Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes and garnish each with one hot tamale.

Make sure to enjoy every bite!

How to Make Fireball Whisky Cupcakes

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