Mini Mojito Cupcakes

Mini mojito cupcakes

Oh my heavens, are these little guys delicious! I ended up making these for St. Patrick’s Day and I will make them again. The original recipe was a good starter, but I honestly changed is too much to call it anything but a new recipe. First of all, I didn’t have any legit rum, so I used imitation extract. Also, I am serving these to people who don’t drink alcohol, so I thought a more mild taste would go over better. Without further ado, the darling Rum/Mint/Lime Cupcakes:

Mini Mojito Cupcakes

(Makes around 34-38 mini cupcakes)

RUM CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter ( ½ cup), softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line one and a half mini 24-muffin pans.
  2. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg, lime zest, rum and vanilla, beat until combined.
  5. Alternate adding the flour mixture and apple sauce, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin cups, about ¾ full.
  7. Bake about 17 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, then immediately place the cupcakes onto a cooling rack.

MINT AND LIME CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • Lime zest of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon mint extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Beat butter in a bowl until creamy.
  2. Add cream cheese and beat until combined.
  3. Gradually add powdered sugar until well blended.
  4. Add lime juice, mint extract and half of the lime zest, mix.
  5. Frost your cupcakes once they’re cool, garnish with remaining zest and enjoy the heck out of them.

Optional thing I considered but didn’t actually do: pull out the green food coloring. I just couldn’t help but not want to artificialize the cupcakes any further. Anyway, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Have a good one!

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