Mojito Cupcakes

Mojito Cupcakes

Rum syrup provides a wonderful addition to these delicious mojito cupcakes that are made using Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix - a perfect party dessert.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

Cupcakes
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1
cup seltzer water or club soda
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 1/4 cup water
3
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
3
egg whites
Syrup
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 1/3 cup water
Topping
3
cups whipping cream, whipped
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. In 1-quart saucepan, mix syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium; continue to boil 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
  2. Cut a small circle out of the center of each warm cupcake; reserve removed pieces. Slowly pour about 1 teaspoon of syrup into each cupcake hole; replace cake circle. Brush top of each cupcake with remaining syrup. Cool completely in pans, Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Pipe or frost each cold cupcake with whipped cream. Garnish each with fresh mint leaf and quartered lime slice. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
To save time and for easy clean-up substitute whipped cream topping (from aerosol can) for the whipping cream.
To bring these cupcakes to a gathering, transport the cupcakes without the whipped cream and garnish. Pack the cream and garnish in a cooler, and add when you arrive.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.