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Day 268 – Mojito Cupcakes

25 Apr

So, my hubby and I lived in Miami for about 7 years before moving to NYC.  In that time, we learned a fair amount about Miami culture.  Foods (Mojo sauce forever changed my life!).  Music (Gloria Estefan is always a good choice.)  And drinks.  From coffee drinks, like cafe con leche (which I miss daily here) to the slightly more “adult” variety drinks.  Miami knows how to make em!  And these Mojito Cupcakes (recipe below from Cupcake Recipe) reminded me of that fact!

Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Lime-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy. They have a pretty plain cupcake flavor. Nothing specific. The barest hint of mint. (But none at all in the mini.)

Note: I baked the full-sized cupcakes for about 16 minutes, the recipe didn’t specify time.


The frosting is smooth and creamy. It’s pretty good. The lime flavor is yummy, but I want more bite to it. Its creaminess softens the lime intensity.

Note: I used about 1 stick of butter with the 1 ½ c confectioners’ sugar. The recipe wasn’t specific.

Mojito-Cupcake     Mini-Mojito-Cupcake

The first thing I noticed: not a mojito. The principal flavor in a mojito is sweet mint. Then rum. Then lime. This cupcake has the sweetness and the lime, but very little mint. Having the mint garnish is a must, but the mint only lasts 1 bite because it’s a garnish. In the future, I would chop mint and make a mint-simple syrup paste, coat the top of the cupcake and then frost. This would ensure the mint/lime in every bite. The density of the cake also gets in the way. I want this cake to disappear in my mouth, giving way to the mint and touch of lime bite from the frosting.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 17



Mojito Cupcakes (recipe from Cupcake Recipe)

Mojito Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • zest and juice of 1/2 a lime zest and juice
  • Fresh mint
  • 1 shot of spiced or dark rum
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup of milk

Mojito Icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups of softened powdered (icing) sugar
  • Zest and juice of half a lime
  • Half shot of spiced or dark rum
  • 12 sprigs of mint garnish

For directions visit Cupcake Recipe.

*Tomorrow: Salted Cocoa & Nutella Cupcakes*

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