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Cool off with a Mojito...cupcake!


It was 108 degrees yesterday, and after some pool time, I had an uncontrollable urge to bake. This requires turning on the oven in my otherwise cool and air-conditioned kitchen! I wanted to make something that at least SOUNDED cool and refreshing.

My friend Jerry, has been sipping rum in the Slow Travel chat room. It sounded good. I recently discovered a wonderful blog called Cream Puffs in Venice. Ivonna, or "Cream Puff", lives in Toronto, Canada, loves to bake, and has fabulous recipes to share. That is where I found these Mojito cupcakes! Just scroll down this category to find the recipe.

These start with a wonderful buttermilk cake recipe that is flavored with dark rum. Then they are infused with a butter, rum, lime zest and mint glaze. Finally, they are topped with a cream cheese butter cream frosting FULL of lime zest. "Cream Puff"
made mini cupcakes. I used regular muffin tins, and the recipe made 28 cupcakes.

Brad tells me they're great. I'm being GOOD, so I have not tasted one (although I did taste the frosting)! I will bring them to work on Monday.

Thanks, Cream Puff! These are keepers!

Jerry, THIS ONE is for you! (Don't worry, I froze some for you!)


Comments (5)

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe:

Oh Palma!
Those look to yummy!
Save me one too=D


how did you do the frosting? did you use a bag to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes? They are so beauitful!!! Can't wait to try the receipe


WOW!!!....I remember the heat in the Palm Springs area, and those are just the ticket to cool off...Yummmmm

My Lord - they look amazing! I visit Cream Puffs in Venice on a regular (daily) basis!


I'm making Eggplant Parmigiano tonight!


Yes, Cigale,

I used a pastry bag to pipe the frosting.
Quick as a wink! I garnished with fresh mint, and didn't go to the work the REAL Creampuff did with the Macademia brittle.

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