These Moscow Mule Cupcakes taste just like the cocktail! And cocktail cupcakes are delicious!
Spiked with vodka, these cupcakes are easy to make and are perfect for your cocktail loving sweet tooth.
With lime, ginger beer and vodka, these alcohol-infused cupcakes are a must for your next girl’s night in.
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Spiked Moscow Mule Cocktails
If you’ve never tried vodka-infused cupcakes, you must give these a try!
The addition of ginger beer keeps these moist and the zesty frosting, made with lime and ginger powder, really brings out the flavor from this classic cocktail.
Moscow Mules are one of my favorite things to serve at a party. And now you can toast your special occasion with a Moscow Mule for dessert too.
The flavor combination is refreshing in a cocktail and super flavorful in a cupcake.
If you serve Moscow Mule Cupcakes at your party or girl’s night, they’ll definitely be a hit.
How to Make Moscow Mule Cupcakes From a Cake Mix
Starting a dessert recipe with a boxed cake mix is always a time-saver. By just adding a few flavors to it, you can create all kinds of yummy cocktail cupcake flavors.
Ingredients for the Cupcakes:
- 1 Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup ginger beer
- 3 TBSP vodka
For the Frosting:
I always start my flavored frostings with my basic vanilla buttercream recipe. So be sure to head over to that post to check out the ingredients you need for that first!
Don’t want to add vodka to your recipe, no biggie. Just skip it. These cupcakes will still have the same citrus and ginger flavors you love.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
In a bowl combine boxed mix with egg, lime zest and butter.
With the help of a mixer combine all the ingredients until crumbly, it should resemble wet sand.
Mix in vodka. Slowly incorporate ginger beer and buttermilk mixing well until there are no lumps left.
Divide the batter between the cupcake liners and take to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
While the cupcakes are cooling prepare the frosting. Mix the vanilla buttercream with ginger powder and lime zest.
Frost the cupcakes and decorate with lime wedges, mint and lime zest.
That’s what gives these cupcakes their distinct Moscow Mule flavor.
Adding the vodka to the cake mix keeps these cupcakes from tasting like a shot. But if you want to kick up the booze factor a little, you can add a little vodka to the buttercream too.
These spiked Moscow Mule Cupcakes are great for summer! The citrus flavor makes them almost as refreshing as the cocktail.
Just picture these at a pool party! If that doesn’t make you excited for warmer weather I don’t know what will!
- Ingredients for Cupcakes
- 1 Vanilla boxed cake mix
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp lime zest
- ⅓ Cup butter
- 1 Tsp ground ginger
- ⅓ Cup buttermilk
- ⅓ Cup ginger beer
- 3 Tbsp vodka
- For the Frosting
- Vanilla rosting
- 1 Tsp ginger powder
- 1 Tsp lime zest
Make the Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
- In a bowl combine boxed mix with egg, lime zest and butter.
- With the help of a mixer combine all the ingredients until crumbly, it should resemble wet sand.
- Mix in vodka. Slowly incorporate ginger beer and buttermilk mixing well until there are no lumps left.
- Divide the batter between the cupcake liners and take to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Make the Frosting
- While the cupcakes are cooling prepare the frosting. Mix the vanilla buttercream with ginger powder and lime zest.
- Frost the cupcakes and decorate with lime wedges, peppermint and lime zest.
Amount Per Serving Calories 269Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 31mgSodium 405mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 3g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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