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Cool off with a Mojito...cupcake!

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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!)

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Comments (5)

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe:

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

cigale:

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

Jennifer:

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!

LOL

I'm making Eggplant Parmigiano tonight!

Palma:

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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