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Mojito Cupcake Recipe

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mojito cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 417kcal
Cost: $8



  • 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.


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