Recipe – Mojito Cupcakes

Mojito cupcakes are a great addition to any party dessert menu. You just need about 30 minutes to prepare the ingredients and 20 minutes to bake them. The ingredient quantities mentioned in this recipe will be sufficient to make approximately 24 mojito cupcakes.



For the Cupcakes

Soft, unsalted butter – 250 grams

Caster sugar – 250 grams

Eggs – 4

Self-raising flour – 250 grams

For the frosting

Soft, unsalted butter – 250 grams

Icing sugar – 550 grams

For Flavoring the Mojito

White rum – 75 milliliters

Soft, light brown sugar – 2 tablespoons

Juice of 2 limes

Mint leaves for decoration


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, 160 degrees Fahrenheit or Gas Mark 4. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer till it becomes fluffy and then add the four eggs, one at a time. Now, add the flour and thoroughly mix it with the other ingredients. The cake mix can now be poured into the cupcake cases. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes till the cupcakes become firm and springy to touch. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and leave them to cool down.

After the cupcakes have cooled down, use a pastry brush to apply white rum on the top surface of each cupcake. Do it twice so that the rum soaks into the cakes. Now, brush the top surface of the cakes with fresh lime. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the cupcakes.

To prepare the frosting, thoroughly mix 500 grams of icing sugar with butter. Add the remaining lime juice and rum. Blend for about 3 minutes. If the mixture is very runny, add 50 grams of icing sugar. The frosting can be poured on top of the cold sponges using a spoon or piped with a piping bag and nozzle. Decorate with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.

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