Sinfully Delicious Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: March 23, 2022

Gin and tonics are definitely a go-to around here, but have you ever tried a cupcake recipe with these alcohols? They’re downright sinful. Clearly, we love our alcohol-inspired and alcohol-infused desserts around here.

Sinfully Delicious Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Sinfully Delicious Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

These gin and tonic cupcakes are an incredibly unique take on the ever-popular desserts! Each bite bursts with citrusy flavors from lime and gin, and sweetness from the boozy buttercream frosting.

Prep: 30 mins
Cool: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr
Makes:

Ingredients

For Cupcake:

  • 6⅓ oz all-purpose flour
  • oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • oz granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup tonic water
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • lime zest, from one lime
  • gin, for glazing

For Buttercream Frosting:

  • oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp gin
  • lime juice, from one lime

To Serve:

  • lime wedges, thinly sliced, preferably candied (optional), or lime zest

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees F and line your cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl attached to a hand beater, add your butter and sugar. Cream for roughly 5 to 7 minutes until pale and light.
  4. Add the eggs, tonic water, and lime zest then continue creaming.
  5. Fold your sifted flour into your wet mixture until a smooth batter is formed.
  6. Fill up your lined cupcake trays until ¾’s full then lightly tap to release any air.
  7. Bake for roughly 15 to 20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl attached to a hand beater, add your butter and sugar. Cream for roughly 5 to 7 minutes until pale and light.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients together and continue creaming.
  3. Transfer into a piping bag and set aside at room temperature.

To Assemble:

  1. After baking, set aside to cool down at room temperature. You only want your cupcakes to be cooled until it's barely warm to the touch.
  2. Using either a fork or skewer, poke a few small holes on top of your warm cupcakes.
  3. Glaze your cupcakes with gin, roughly 2 teaspoons per cupcake.
  4. Set these aside at room temperature for roughly 8 to 10 minutes until the gin is fully absorbed and cupcakes have cooled down completely.
  5. Pipe roughly 2 ounces of frosting on each of the cupcakes. Feel free to design your frosting.
  6. You may garnish these with lime wedges, preferably candied, or lime zest. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 29g
  • :
  • Calcium: 41mg
  • Calories: 338kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 32mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 556IU
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