Mint, lime, sugar, why not? When I think of mojitos, I think of one of my favorite restaurants, La Bodeguita del Medio, which serves up delicious Cuban fare (and mojitos of course) on California Avenue in Palo Alto. I think I will have to try a strawberry or raspberry variation of this cupcake sometime.

The cake is a pound cake flavored with lime, oven-dried mint, cloves, and a bit of limoncello and dark rum. This is probably the most alcohol I have purchased in a long time, all just for the use of a couple tablespoons. We will take any cocktail suggestions to help use up the rest of the supply! The addition of the alcohol actually results in a rather odd-smelling batter, but once the alcohol is baked away, you’re left with a very refreshing and nuanced citrus pound cake. I frosted these cupcakes with a rum Italian meringue buttercream, and topped with turbinado sugar and fresh mint leaves.

I went a bit light on the mint and rum, but I figured it might not be appropriate to induce the office to imbibe too early on a Thursday morning =)


2 Comments on Mojito Cupcakes – Happy Hour!

  1. Jessica
    February 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm (13 years ago)

    Leslie, I am so impressed with your creations! Love the blog. Also, Andrew is a very lucky man if he gets to be your official taste-tester…


  2. jhmurakami
    February 11, 2011 at 12:31 am (13 years ago)

    Cosmos..mojitos..I’m starting to see a trend here 🙂


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