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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Mar 23, 2019

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Hubby likes Gin and Tonic, so these Gin and Tonic Cupcakes were just the thing.

Cake (Glaze and frosting ingredients below)
21/2 Cup Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Zest of 1 Lime
3/4 Cup Butter, Softened
1 3/4 Cup Bakers Sugar (if you can't find bakers sugar, pulse sugar in a food processor and pulse until ground smaller.  1 cup + 1 T of granulated sugar makes 1 cup of Baker's Sugar)
1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Tbl Gin
1 Tbl Tonic
2 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and lime zest.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth.  Add yogurt, milk, gin and tonic - mix on low until combined.  Slowly add in dry ingredients until combined, increase speed to medium.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

Divid among cupcake tins - filling each half full.  My pans are a size to make 18 cupcakes - bake 12 to 15 minutes.  If yours make larger cupcakes, adjust cooking time accordingly so a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

While baking, mix glaze ingredients:

1 1/2 Tbs Butter, melted
3 Tbs Sugar
1 1/2 Tbs Lime Juice
3 Tbs Gin

Spoon over the cupcakes as soon as they come out of the oven.

1 1/2 Cup Butter
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tbs Gin
1 Tbs Lime Juice
Zest of one lime

Combine butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth.  Add Gin, Lime Juice and Zest - Whip.
Add sugar as needed to your taste.