Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups

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These dark chocolate candy cups are filled with a delicious creamy buttercream. They are a gluten-free, no-bake treat for any occasion.

Steph's Baby Shower

Today’s post is exciting because I’m part of a huge group of blogging ladies celebrating Steph’s virtual baby shower! This sweet and talented blogger is due to have a baby girl in just a few weeks and I am so excited for her. I’ve never met Steph in real life, but through talking online I already know what a kind, friendly and lovely person she is. Not to mention she is writing a delicious looking e-cookbook!

For the virtual shower, I went with one of my favorite party staples, a bite-size pickup dessert. I love small desserts at parties because they give guests the chance to try a little bit of everything. These candy cups are a new variation of the Mint Cookies and Cream Buttercream Cups I shared a few weeks ago. This version swaps the filling for a simple vanilla buttercream tinted in pink and perfect for a (girl) baby shower. Of course you could make them blue for a boy as well. I also left out the Oreos this time to keep them gluten-free and Passover appropriate (just in time!). I think this will be a nice treat to share at our seder on Tuesday night. Scroll down to see what treats everyone else is sharing!

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups

Makes 12 candy cups

Ingredients:
8 ounces good quality dark chocolate (I used 72%), roughly chopped
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups Vanilla Buttercream (replace food coloring with just 2 drops red food coloring); optional

Directions:
Line a mini muffin pan with 12 tin foil cupcake wrappers and set aside
Place chocolate and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl; melt by microwaving the chocolate and butter in 30-second increments and stirring in-between
Use a teaspoon to coat the bottom of each cup with melted chocolate; place muffin pan in fridge
Remove pan from fridge and pipe buttercream into center of each cup (about 1 tablespoon)
Spoon melted chocolate over buttercream and around edges so that coated on all sides
Chill for one hour in refrigerator before serving; store in refrigerator up to one week

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups
Don’t forget to take a look at what the other bloggers are bringing to the shower!

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from Sarcastic Cooking

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Drizzle from Greens & Chocolate

Super Chewy M&M Blondies from The Realistic Nutritionist

Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots from A Kitchen Addiction

Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle from The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream from A Zesty Bite

Blackberry and Mango Curd Pie from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Pecan Sticky Buns from Warm Vanilla Sugar

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins from Garnish with Lemon

Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Susie Freaking Homemaker

Super Simple Sugar Cookies from Espresso and Cream

Raspberry Acai Frozen Margarita from Nutmeg Nanny

Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt from The Law Student’s Wife

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups from Keep it Sweet Desserts

Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Walnuts from The Roasted Root

Neapolitan Baked Doughnuts from Climbing Grier Mountain

Giant Pink M&M and Raisinette Cookies from Steph’s Bite by Bite

No-Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake Parfait Cups from Hungry Girl Por Vida

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from A Cedar Spoon

Freckled Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Take a Megabite

Vanilla Anise Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

Mini Vanilla Bean Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Blackberry Hazelnut Meringue Cakes from Eat Your Heart Out

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38 Responses to “Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups”

  1. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 9, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I so wish this shower was happening in real life because I would like no less than two dozen of these buttercream cups for my face right now. Love that they’re pink in the middle, too! Thank you SO much for this surprise, friend!

    • Keep It Sweet April 13, 2014 at 7:29 am #

      It would be SO much fun to have the shower in real life. Congrats again:-)

  2. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon April 9, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Whoa, these look amazing!

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction April 9, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    What a fun little treat for a baby shower!

  4. Julia April 9, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    By golly, how PERFECT are these for a baby shower?! LOVE the pretty pink surprise in the middle! :)

  5. Katrina @ WVS April 9, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I am all over these. Such a fun sweet treat!

  6. Grace J. Shepherd April 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    This is kind of unique “a virtual babyshower” ;. At least a good idea will be using like skype to have some “almost real party!”

    I will try to do this recipe with my new silicone cupcakes molds. I hope i get some nice results as you.

    Thanks!

    • Keep It Sweet April 13, 2014 at 7:29 am #

      Let me know how they turn out! I’m sure they will be fantastic.

  7. Cindy April 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    I am always impressed by candy-confections…these look absolutely amazing!

  8. Claire Gallam April 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    These are just perfect. Just, perfect.

  9. Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    These are so cute!!!

  10. Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    I want to pop everyone of these treats into my mouth. You nailed it–they are party perfection, and so appropriately pink!

  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    love how pretty and pink these are for Steph’s baby girl!!!! Tasty and sweet :)

  12. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out April 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    These are adorable! I love the pink surprise in the center. Thank you so much for joining our baby shower love today!

  13. Audra | The Baker Chick April 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    How adorable! These would be so cute as a gender reveal treat don’t you think?

    • Keep It Sweet April 13, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      I was thinking the same thing!

  14. Jess @whatjessicabakednext April 10, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    These look super cute- brilliant recipe idea!

  15. Joanne April 10, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    I am currently counting down the days until Stephanie’s e-cookbook AND her baby come! Two good things in such a short time span. :P

    Buttercream stuffed chocolate sounds good to me! I love that it’s so festively pink!

  16. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 10, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    You and I have the same love for mini (and no bake) treats! Love the pretty pink inside too. Is it so bad that I kinda want these for breakfast right now?

  17. Meg April 10, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Ooh, those look delicious! Love the idea of dying them for all sorts of occasions, too. Fun!

  18. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker April 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    These are so cute!!! I love the pink filling and the bite-size nature. Always makes it easy to down a few before you know what’s up!

  19. Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire April 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    This is so beyond cute. I love everything mini and this recipe is so easily cusomizable for any situation. Love love love

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