Mojito Cupcakes

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Mojito Cupcakes are exactly what they sound like. A dessert that echos the famous drink, these cupcakes are full of flavor from lemon, lime, rum, and mint.

Mojito Cupcakes

I realize that my happy place is really simple: after a workout, I love to eat dinner, take a shower and then put on fluffy sweats (I currently live in a Vans sweatshirt my brother got me for Christmas). And then I like to get in bed and edit tons of photos while I watch trashy reality TV (right this second: Real Housewives of Atlanta). I do this and am usually like, “This is happiness.” It’s my favorite time of day!

As I was about to post this, I realized that I’m one cupcake recipe after another—very unlike me! But I know you all will forgive me because these taste dramatically different from the espresso cupcakes. And they’re a million times easier to decorate!

These are mojito-flavored, so they’re bright and zesty and a lil’ bit boozy. These cupcakes are from Pretty Dish.

If you’re unfamiliar with Jessica’s blog, you’re in for a treat. Jessica and I met on a wine trip, like, years ago She’s an old friend of mine and she is so sweet and I’ve loved watching her grow over the years. This is her second cookbook and it’s full of so much more than just recipes. It has fun playlists, face masks, lip scrubs and tons of tons of recipes.

How to Make Mojito Cupcakes:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the butter and sugar with the paddle attachment until it’s light and fluffy.
  3. Add the rest of the liquid ingredients. This includes the oil, lemon zest, lemon extract, egg, and milk.
  4. Combine the wet and the dry, slowly to make sure you don’t make a mess.
  5. Bake! Scoop the batter out into the cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Mojito Cupcakes

How to Make Mojito Frosting:

  1. Mix together the butter and cream cheese. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar. Make sure it’s gradually so you don’t have a large mess on your hands.
  3. Add the flavoring: Vanilla, lime zest, and rum get added to give it the mojito flavoring.

Mojito Cupcakes

Mojito Cupcake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Serving Size: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 417kcal
Mojito Cupcakes are exactly what they sound like. A dessert that echos the famous drink, these cupcakes are full of flavor from lemon, lime, rum, and mint.



  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Mojito Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest, plus more as garnish
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
  • 1/2 lime, sliced, for garnish


To Make the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg white, beating on medium speed until combined. Add the oil, lemon zest, vanilla and lemon extract and beat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Pour in the milk with the mixer on and mix to combine. Pour in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until the batter is combined.
  • Fill the cupcakes liners three-quarters of the way full. Place the pan on the baking sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden on top and set in the center. Let cool completely before frosting.

To Make the Mojito Frosting:

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and cream cheese and beat until creamy. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar. Increase the speed of the mixer and beat the frosting, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until fluffy and combined. Beat in the vanilla, lime zest and rum.
  • Frost the cupcakes and garnish with the fresh mint.
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Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply Raushan Gupta May 3, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Hey Adrianna,

    I love the way you write and present your recipes. I am from India and love your recipes. This time I am gonna make these mouthwatering cupcakes. Last time I tried your Shoyu chicken It was very tasty.



  • Reply Renee January 7, 2019 at 11:11 am

    How did you decorate them? You included a picture of a scoop of frosting but how did you get the swirl?

  • Reply Online Cake in Jaipur August 16, 2018 at 4:23 am

    I love it ..
    Great post ever!

  • Reply Natalie March 25, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    aww. I love your cupcakes a lottttt, I’m trying to look for some types of cupcake to secretly celebrate my bf’s birthday. And I’ve never tried to make a big cake so cupcake with mojito taste is awesome!!

    I think I’m gonna add matcha flour on top, it must be great!

  • Reply monika Singh March 22, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Cup cakes are my favorite. This one is now on the to of my priority list for coming festival. I am looking forward to make this on the eve of Easter.

  • Reply Lisa Cox March 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Substitutions for the rum?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme March 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      you could simply leave it out all together. i tried the frosting before adding the rum and it is great without it 🙂

  • Reply Leanne March 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I think I just found my Easter dessert! Yum!

  • Reply Jessica March 20, 2018 at 6:04 am

    thank you so so so much! you are the best. xoxoxo

  • Reply Maja Harder March 20, 2018 at 12:18 am

    OMG these look so good. Perfect for Summer. I could just image their taste. Have to try those soon.