Gin & tonic cupcakes

    45 min

    Mini cakes for adults, easy to make and delicious. And because of the alcohol they store and last well. Great for a girls' night in.

    Nottinghamshire, England, UK
    12 people made this

    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 170g butter, at room temperature
    • 170g caster sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 170g self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 limes, juiced and zested
    • 2 tablespoons gin
    • 2 tablespoons tonic
    • For the butter cream
    • 85g butter, at room temperature
    • 170g icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Pre heat oven 190 C / Gas 5. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.
    2. Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, till combined.
    3. Fold in the sieved flour and baking powder, the gin, tonic and lime zest.
    4. Use an ice cream scoop to spoon the mixture into muffin cases on a muffin tray but a spoon works just as well.
    5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
    6. For the butter cream beat butter, icing sugar and lime juice to taste until smooth. When cool decorate muffins with butter cream.

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