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Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

It’s definitely G&T time with these delicious gin and tonic cupcakes! They are full of zing making them a really refreshing treat.

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes



This time of year everyone loves a few drinks in the garden or having friends round for a BBQ. These gin and tonic cupcakes will go down a storm with the adults!

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

They have been of my list for a while now and I have finally gotten round to making them! One of the reasons is that my very good friend Becky loves gin and tonic and it was her 30th birthday recently. I knew that she’d love them and I was right – she did!

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Becky and I went backpacking around the world in 2010 for 7 months and had the most amazing trip ever. I can honestly say that we had the time of our lives, it was great fun! One of the drinks we got into on our trip was gin, however when we returned home we didn’t carry on drinking it for some reason… until recently!

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Becky, Oli and baby Harry (who is nearly 3 months old and adorable) came round to our house for a birthday celebration. Becky had checked us all into “Globe Scoffers” as a restaurant on Facebook which Dean and I thought was really cool! We decided to do a Mexican feast with all the trimmings so that we could all get stuck in.

Becky being given her birthday cupcakes with little Harry!

Becky being given her birthday cupcakes with little Harry!

Poor baby Harry couldn’t have any of the grown up food but I’m sure he will love coming round for dinner when he gets a bit older.

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

The great thing about these cakes is that they are very moist from the gin that has been brushed on. This soaks through to the cake giving it extra flavour. I decided to put the tonic in the cake but if you want to experiment you could add it to the icing too, I might try this next time.

I’m really getting in to my boozy puddings lately! Have you ever made any? Let me know in the comments below.

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Pimm’s Cupcakes

Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes with Prosecco Frosting

Cherry, Almond and Amaretto Tart

Blueberry and Lemon Muffins with a Limoncello Frosting

 

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
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It's G&T time with these delicious gin and tonic cupcakes!
Servings Prep Time
12 cakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
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Print Recipe
It's G&T time with these delicious gin and tonic cupcakes!
Servings Prep Time
12 cakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Frosting
Servings: cakes
Units:
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 190°C / fan 170°C / gas 5. And line a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar and lime zest until it's nice and fluffy.
  3. Add your eggs one at a time until each one is combined before adding the next one.
  4. Sift in the flour, then using a wooden spoon fold it in, be careful you don't over stir.
  5. Stir in the tonic water.
  6. Divide the mixture between the 12 cases and bake for about 20 minutes.
  7. Once your cakes are cooked transfer on to a metal rack. While they are still hot pierce each one with a skewer half a dozen times and brush each cake with gin, repeat until all the gin is gone.
  8. Once your cakes have cooled down they will be ready to ice. Soften the butter by whisking it for a minute then add the icing sugar and whisk until you have a a thick paste.
  9. Squeeze in the lime and add the gin. Whip up again until your frosting is nice and fluffy.
  10. Pick a nozzle of your choice and pipe the icing on to your cakes. Decorate with a piece of lime. Serve and enjoy with a G&T!
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Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy and I have always been into eating great food! I love all types of food (apart from bananas - yuck!) and am a big fan of enjoying everything in moderation - so yes I do eat naughty stuff too! My motto is to enjoy life and live it to the full which comes down to travelling all around the world experiencing different adventures - usually involving food!

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