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Valentine’s Mojito Cupcakes

Valentine Mojito Cupcakes
Written by Elexa Rose

Love cupcakes and cocktails, then this one is for you!
A perfect valentines treat for me and you.
Simple and easy to make for Valentines Day
Careful you don’t get too carried away… 

This recipe makes approximately 12 cupcakes, takes about 20-30 minutes to prepare and about 20 minutes to bake – so you can easily make these in an evening!

For the cupcakes:
175g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
175g self-raising flour
Zest of ½ lime

For the mojito drizzle:
50ml of white rum
1.5tbsp of soft brown sugar
Juice of 2 limes

For the icing:
175g of unsalted butter
250g icing sugar

How to make the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add 1 egg, mix well and repeat for second egg.
Add the flour and mix until smooth.
Spoon mixture into cupcake cases and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden on top and spongey to the touch.
Leave to cool then make the drizzle by mixing together 25ml of white rum, the juice of 1 lime and all of the brown sugar.
Make several holes in each cupcake with a toothpick and spoon the drizzle over and allow it to sink into the cakes.

How to make the icing:
Mix the icing sugar with the butter and mix until smooth.
Add the remaining rum and lime juice and mix well until light and fluffy – if it’s too runny add a little bit more sugar.
Either spoon or pipe the icing onto the cake and garnish with either mint leaves or a thin lime slice.

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