When I think of Mojito’s I think…. summer, sunglasses, parties and sun. Mojito cocktails, in my opinion, are refreshing, smooth and jam packed with intense flavours. I have wondered for a while what a Mojito cupcake may taste like, and after a lot of baking, testing and tasting I can confirm that these boozy cupcakes are not to be missed.
Gorgeous in taste & appearance, Mojito cupcakes are the perfect addition to any summer party!
Love my new cake tester…
Mmmmmmm fluffy buttercream..
Fresh mint from the garden…
Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes)
For the sponge:
125g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter (soft, at room temperature)
2 eggs (at room temperature) – beaten into a jug
2-3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the mojito flavouring:
60ml white rum, poured into a bowl
2 tsp light brown sugar
2 limes, squeezed into a bowl
For the buttercream:
250g unsalted butter (soft, at room temperature)
500g icing sugar
White rum left over from flavouring
Lime juice left over from flavouring
Mini straws (can use normal sized straws and cut them short)
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12 holed muffin tray with cupcake cases.
Start with the sponge ingredients. Cream the butter & sugar together until light, fluffy and pale in colour. Beat in the eggs slowly along with a little flour and stir in the vanilla extract.
Add the remaining flour and fold into the mixture until all ingredients are combined. Now add the milk and mix until smooth and creamy. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until a skewer in the center of one of the cakes comes out clean. When cooked remove cakes from the oven and leave to cool.
When cakes are cooled, brush a coating of white rum onto each cake. Repeat with the lime juice. Now sprinkle each cake with a little light brown sugar. The liquids and sugar will soak into the cupcakes and the flavours will infuse into the sponge, giving you that amazing fresh Mojito taste!
Next, make the buttercream by beating the butter in a large bowl until soft and pale in colour. Add 200g icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add a further 200g icing sugar and continue to beat until mixture is fluffy and combined.
Add the remaining lime juice & rum to the buttercream and mix until incorporated. Add the last of the icing sugar (100g) and beat together until smooth,light and fluffy.
Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes using a piping bag and star nozzle. Finally, push a mini straw and mint leaf into each cupcake and enjoy!
There are many ways to decorate these delicious cakes so get creative! How would you decorate your Mojito cupcakes?