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Mojito Cupcakes


  • Author: Jenna
  • Yield: 12 1x
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Ingredients

  • Vanilla Cupcake
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white or brown rum
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Frosting
  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Instructions

  1. How to Make Basic Cupcakes
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. Prepare your batter.
  4. Vanilla: Whisk 1 1/3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Beat 1 stick softened butter in a separate bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, 1 minute. Add 1 cup sugar and beat until creamy, 4 more minutes. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, then 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture in three batches on low speed, alternating with 1/2 cup milk total. Beat on medium-high speed until just combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liners with batter and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. 
  6. Simmer 2 tablespoons each lime juice and white rum with 1/4 cup each mint leaves and sugar until the sugar is dissolved; let cool, then brush on the cupcakes.
  7. Make Vanilla Frosting. Beat 1 1/2 sticks softened butter, 3 cups confectioners' sugar and a pinch of salt with a mixer on medium speed until just combined. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla and beat on medium-high speed until creamy, 3 minutes. Beat in 2 tablespoons milk until fluffy, 1 more minute.
  8.  Beat in 1 tablespoon each white rum and grated lime zest. Frost the cupcakes and roll the edges in turbinado sugar. Top with more mint leaves.

Notes

Not WW friendly but nutrition info is provided below

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Cupcakes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 389
  • Sugar: 58
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 70
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 3

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