I LOVE gin and I have to say I’ve been experimenting loads with it at the moment and the one thing it tastes the best in, has to be cupcakes. Gin cupcakes are so fun to make, although you’ll need to be sure you don’t put in too much if you’re taking them into the office the next day! To make sure these amazing cupcakes were fit for work I decided to make them into a gin and tonic cupcake recipe.
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Recipe
The one thing you want to get right is the flavour, this is essentially a cranberry cupcake recipe with a kick involved. The perfect gin is whatever you like in my opinion and I seem to like pretty much all gin. There are loads of flavours out there these days but I have to say I’m in love with the Crane’s cranberry gin and it’s so good in cake!
Gin and tonic cupcakes are my new favourites in the cake world, the pink icing makes the best statement and packs a punch when you bite into it. This gin and tonic cupcakes recipe is the thing you need when you want to brighten up your world a little.
Delicious Gin & Tonic Sponges
These G&T cupcakes with amazing gin and tonic buttercream frosting make the best centrepieces to any dinner party so if you want to show off, do it! If you want to know the best gin for cupcakes then I’ve got to say cranes gin is the way to go, cranes cranberry gin has the best flavour combination, brings the buttercream to life and makes the pallet pop!
Now it all depends on how strong you want your gin tonic cupcakes, the one thing I will say however is that if you’re going to put it in the cake it does have a tendency to bake out a little so if you want to really taste it, double it.
What You Need To Make Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
You will need a few things if you’re looking at making this easy gin and tonic cupcake recipe, you can do things by hand but it’s going to take a lot longer and I like my baking to be a little easier!
Cupcake Cases – If you’re going to make nice, big cupcakes then you’re going to need big cases because the little ones just won’t do. They’re also better for decorating cupcakes.
Electric Mixers – I can’t live without these, makes making buttercream so much easier, if you want an easy way to make buttercream use these and it’s so much better on time!
Cranes Gin – Again you can use whatever gin that you like in the best gin cupcake recipe around, which is this one. However, the Cranes gin has a great taste and I can’t stop using it so it’s my prefered choice.
Cake Piping Set – If you want the perfect pipe on top of your cupcakes then you need a cake pipe set and they’re super cheap although can be a pain to use, you’ll get the hang of it though!
Gin And Tonic Cupcakes Recipe
For the cakes
- 175 g Butter
- 175 g Self raising flour
- 175 g Castor sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tsp Gin
- 3 tsp Tonic
For the icing
- 380 g Icing sugar
- 150 g Butter
- 4 tsp Gin
- 2 tsp Tonic
For baking the cakes
- Add all ingreidents into a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Add into cupcake cases, 2 thirds full so they have time to rise.
- Bake for 25 minutes, once baked transfer to wire rack and cool completly.
For the buttercream icing
- Use electric mixers to mix the butter and icing sugar until fluffy.
- Add gin and tonic into the mixer and mix for a further 10 seconds.
- Add buttercream to the pipe bag and pipe the buttercream onto the cakes however you want.