Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Mojito Cupcakes


4oz Caster Sugar
4oz Margarine or Butter
4oz Self raising flour
2 Eggs
1tbsp Rum
1tbsp Lime Juice
Zest of half a lime

Mint Syrup
10 Mint Leafs
100ml Water
4tbsp Caster Sugar

100g Butter
200g Icing Sugar
2tbsp Lime Juice
between 1tsp-1tbsp Rum (depending how strong you like them)
Food colouring
Mint leafs to decorate
Zest of half a lime

Pre heat the oven to 180oC. Whisk the sugar and margarine together until light and fluffy then whisk in one egg at a time. Sift the flour in and add the lime zest, juice and rum. Mix it all together thoroughly and spoon into cupcake cases. Bake for 15-18 minutes until springy to touch and golden brown. Then remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once cool prick holes in the surface of the cakes with a cocktail stick. Then in a pan boil the water, mint leaves and sugar for 5 minutes. Remove the leaves and allow to cool a little then drizzle over the cakes. Leave the mint syrup to sink in for about half an hour then make the icing.

Cream the butter and sugar together then add lime juice, rum and food colouring (I opted for a lemon and lime colour) once mixed together  pipe onto the cakes. Then top with a sprinkle of lime zest and a sprig of mint. 

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