Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mojito Cupcakes

Who doesn't enjoy a refreshing Mojito on a beautiful summer day?


How about in cupcake form?


This weekend I made Mojito cupcakes and they were absolutely delicious!!! Here's the recipe if you'd like to enjoy some too. 

Makes 18 cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup mint leaves, loosely packed
3/4 cup whole milk, hot
1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp.
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
grated zest of 2 limes
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rum  (optional)

Preheat to 350

Add mint leaves to hot milk. Let steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour milk through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl. Press liquid from mint leaves. Discard leaves and allow milk to cool slightly. 

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. About 30 seconds. Add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. About 3-5 minutes. Scrap the sides of the bowl occasionally. 

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in lime zest, vanilla, and rum, if using.

On very low speed, add flour mixture in 3 additions. Alternating with milk and ending with flour. Mix until just incorporated.

Fill 18 standard muffin cups half full. Bake until cupcakes spring back when touched. 18-22 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.

Frosting
1 lb. of confectioner's sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp.
The juice from 2 limes
1 tsp rum (optional)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp of vanilla
1-2 tbsp of milk

Beat 1/3 of the bag of sugar with salt and butter until well blended and creamy. Add remaining sugar with lime juice, rum, and vanilla. Add 1-2 tbsp of milk until you reach the consistency you are looking for.

I also added a few drops of green food coloring for an added touch and garnished with fresh mint and lime slices. Enjoy!!


For the first time, I was able to use mint fresh from my garden!!






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12 comments:

  1. Your cupcakes look soooo good, Melissa! I can't wait to make them. I stopped over from Bonnie's blog where your sweet lamps were featured. They are great!! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi.' I agree that the talents of other bloggers is life-changing. You're cabinet for your son's toys is excellent too. Have a blessed day.
    ~Lynn

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  2. What a great post with wonderful pictures. Those cupcakes look delicious.

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  3. Oh, those sound incredible! We love mojitos at our house so I'm definitely going to be trying this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it at the Block Party!
    Vanessa

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  4. visiting you from the "Blog Party"! these cupcakes are adorable! i host a garden party on thursdays & would love to have you link up sometime? or just come over to peek around! oxox, tracie

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  5. great idea, and lovely decorating too.

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  6. This is INSANE....love it. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for thinking of all of us and sharing or divine recipe. My mouth is totally watering.

    Paula

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  7. Oh, how I wish I had one of these right now! They sound delish and look amazing. You did such a fabulous job of decorating them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Pat

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  8. What a yummy recipe for cupcakes. This is my first year having mint in my garden and I'd love to give your recipe a try. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)
    Katie

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  9. Your cupcakes are really beautiful! Great job! I can't wait to make them! - Cares

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  10. What gorgeous cupcakes. They look like they came straight out of a magazine. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cupcakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-23.html

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  11. Love the idea of the mojito cupcake. The cupcakes are gorgeous! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/07/sweet-indulgences-sunday-11.html

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  12. How lovely. I'm so psyched to see all these cocktail cupcakes becoming popular.

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