Capture the flavor of a cocktail in a cupcake!

Capture the flavor of a cocktail in a cupcake!

Yields 24 standard cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Zest & juice of 2 limes
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2¾ tsp Amoretti Mojito Mint Extract 
  • 1½ tsp Amoretti Coconut Rum Extract 
  • 1 jar Amoretti Key Lime Icing (coming soon)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 standard muffin tins with paper liners.   
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder & salt. Set aside. 
  3. Using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  4. Reduce speed to medium, add extracts, lime juice & zest. Then add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  5. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk. 
  6. Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake at 325°F approx. 25 min., rotating pans halfway through. 
  7. Whip icing & shortening together. When cupcakes are completely cool, top with icing.
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