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Cosmopolitan Cocktail Cupcakes on a plate
40Total Time
15Prep Time
25Bake Time

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Cupcakes

About the bake

Make cocktail night even more special with these yummy cosmopolitan cocktail cupcakes. Great for a night in with the girls or a cheeky hen night treat. Looking for more traditional cupcake recipes have a look at our cupcakes page for more inspiration. This recipe contains alcohol.

40Total Time
15Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. 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.

  6. Step 6:

    Decorate the cupcakes with frosting using either a piping bag or palette knife and finish with a raspberry on a cocktail stick.


    • 140g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 40g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 120g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 75ml Milk (whole)
    • 1 tbsp Orange juice
    • 1 tbsp Lime juice
    • 1 tbsp Grand marnier
  • For the buttercream

    • 80g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 250g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 2 tsp Milk (whole)
    • 2 tsp Vodka
    •  Raspberries (to decorate)


  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake case
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Skewer
  • Piping bag
  • Palette knife
  • Cocktail sticks

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