Mojito Cupcakes

  • Mojito Cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 360 g plain flour
  • 2 1/2 tspn baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 225 g butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 x eggs
  • 2 Tbls grated lime peel
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 Tbls white rum
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 4 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 250 g butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbls lime juice
  • 2 Tbls white rum

Method

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F) and lay out a muffin tray with cupcake wrappers.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside. In a mixer beat butter for 30 seconds, then add sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Beat for two minutes, then add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Beat in lime peel, juice and vanilla essence. On low speed alternately add flour and milk. Beat until just blended.

Divide batter amongst muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for five minutes.

Whilst the cupcakes are baking combine rum and mint in a small pan and heat until rum is heated through but do not allow to simmer. Remove from stove and cover.

Remove cupcakes from pan and brush with warmed rum. Leave to cool. Decorate with frosting and a sprig of mint.

Frosting: Beat butter until soft. Add icing sugar, a little at a time, beating well. Add the lime juice and rum and beat until well combined.

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  • I like the flavor combination, this can be great for parties :)
    Thanks

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    by Miri Molcho on 26/10/2012, 14:26
    Miri Molcho