Mojito Cupcakes Recipe

Mojito Cupcakes
Mojito Cupcakes
Mojito cupcakes for the die hard fans of the mojito cocktail.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 c milk
  • ½ c fresh mint
  • 1 lime
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ⅓ c canola oil
  • 2 tsp dark rum
  • 1 ¼ c all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ to 3 c powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp dark rum
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, if desired


  1. Combine the milk and mint leaves in a small pot over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Strain the mint leaves from the milk, squeezing to ensure you extract all mint flavor possible. Set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  5. Zest and juice the lime. Add the juice to the mint milk mix. Set it aside for a few minutes to allow it to curdle.
  6. Add the zest and sugar in a large bowl and rub together to infuse the lime into the sugar.
  7. Add the milk mixture, oil, and rum to the sugar mix and beat thoroughly.
  8. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix gently until no large lumps remain. Do not over mix.
  9. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. To make the frosting, cream the butter, sugar and salt together just until fully combined and smooth.
  12. Add the cream cheese a chunk at a time, waiting until each is incorporated before adding the next.
  13. Add the rum and lime juice and mix just until incorporated. Depending on taste and texture, you may wish to add more powdered sugar.
  14. If using the food coloring, incorporate one drop at a time.
  15. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.