Gin and tonic cupcake recipe

Who said cupcakes were just for kids? Gin and tonic cupcake recipe … #yum

In Celebrations, Features, Nourish, Stories by Nicole Fuge

Cupcakes are always a good idea. And we love to put an adult’s only spin on them by adding some gin. Mamacita, you are going to love this cupcake recipe.

Let’s get started…

For the cupcakes

1 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
¾ cup caster sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
125g butter, room temperature
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons gin
Juice and zest of one lime

For the icing

100g butter, room temperature
2 ¼ cups icing sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons gin
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
Shavings of lime zest to garnish


This cupcake recipe makes 12 itty bitty cakes.

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. In the bowl use a hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Reduce the speed of the mixer and add the lime juice and zest, milk, and gin. Add half of the beaten eggs and mix until just incorporated. Mix in the remaining egg and mix for another minute or two.
  4. Using a spatula, gently fold in the flour, salt and baking powder until the batter is just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a lined muffin tray so it’s evenly distributed and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until just golden. Set aside to cool
  6. To make the icing, beat the sugar until creamy, then add the rest of the ingredients and beat on high until the icing reaches the desired consistency.
  7. Once the cakes have cooled completely, pipe the icing on top and sprinkle some shavings of lime zest to garnish.

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