Moscow Mule Cupcakes


Cheers to these vodka-infused ginger and lime cupcakes that taste just like a Moscow Mule cocktail!



  • 1 package 2-layer size white cake mix

  • 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup vodka or water

  • 1 teaspoon grated, peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 3 ½ - 4 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon grated, peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • Candied ginger (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil, lime zest, 1/4 cup lime juice, vodka, and 1 teaspoon ginger. Beat until combined. Beat on medium for 1 minute.

  3. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers come out clean. Remove from oven; let cool in cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; cool completely on wire rack.

  4. For the frosting, in a large bowl combine the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer. Beat in half of the powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the 2 to 3 teaspoons ginger and 1 teaspoon lime juice. Beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make smooth and spreadable. Spread or pipe the frosting on the cupcakes as desired. Garnish with additional lime zest or candied ginger.

    Moscow Mule Cupcake
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 20.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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