And in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, and for my big brothers party tomorrow, i made a cuban inspired cupcakes, MOJITOCAKES! Yes, I know, cinco de mayo is mexican, but I'm not even Mexican, so who gives a fuck right?! right! Now that I think about it... I probably should have done a spicy hot mexican chocolate cupcake.. next time!
Also in the spirit of Sandra Lee (because remember I suck at baking) I did a little cheating and used some store bought products:
Then I proceeded to infuse hot milk with mint, and zest 2 limes:
made the german chocolate cake, but definitly not following the boxes rules.
A little lime zest, mint milk, melted butter, a splash or two of Sailor Jerry Rum (my fav! and not coz it's some trendy as fuck rum but - it's delicious!)
You know how I roll.
As the cupcakes were in the oven and smelling more delicious by the minute I decided to make a simple syrup to soak into each cupcake for extra kick. So, in goes a little less than a 1/4 c of rum, 1/8 c lime and a 1/4 c sugar!
By this time, cakes are done! Let them cool 5 min, poke fork holes in them and spoon in a tsp. of the delicious syrup making a mess on my counters with over pour.
Use the cream cheese frosting + left over rum suryp, mix together and decorate!
So fucking delicious. Seriously.
x-posted to my own L-J