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.

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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  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.

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

  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!

  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

  5. great idea, and lovely decorating too.

  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.


  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!


  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 :)

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

  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

  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.


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


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