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Cupcake with pink buttercream and a piece of lime Tried & Tested

Cosmopolitan cocktail cupcakes

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3 stars based on 7 ratings

Cosmos with the girls? Try these cosmopolitan cupcakes instead for an extra special treat.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 120g 4¼ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 75ml 2½ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Orange juice
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lime juice
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Grand marnier

For the buttercream

  • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 2tsp 2tsp Milk (whole)
  • 2tsp 2tsp Vodka
  • Food colouring
  • Lime(s) slices, to decorate

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C, gas mark 3) and place 12 cupcake cases in a cupcake or muffin tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter, flour, sugar and baking powder into a large bowl and using a hand held or freestanding electric mixer, slowly mix together until it resembles breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Mix together the eggs, orange & lime juice, and milk in a jug then gradually add to the bowl. After mixing thoroughly, spoon the mixture into the cases until they are about 2/3 full.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Orange juice
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lime juice
    • 75tsp 75tsp Milk (whole)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the frosting, mix together the butter and icing sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs in texture, then add the milk and vodka and mix on a high speed until the frosting is soft and fluffy. Add your chosen food colouring gradually until you reach your desired colour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 2tsp 2tsp Milk (whole)
    • 2tsp 2tsp Vodka
    • Food colouring
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Decorate the cupcakes with frosting using either a piping bag or palette knife and finish with a slice of lime.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Lime(s) slices, to decorate