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!)