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Mojito Cupcakes

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Mojito Cupcakes
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Rum syrup provides a wonderful addition to these delicious mojito cupcakes that are made using Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix - a perfect party dessert.
Updated Dec 12, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To save time and for easy clean-up substitute whipped cream topping (from aerosol can) for the whipping cream.
  • tip 2
    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

240 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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