I have been wanting to make Mojito Cupcakes for some time now and today is the day!
For the cupcake, I doctored up a box mix...yes...a box mix! I used a Betty Crocker White Cake mix, 1 cup of Mojito Mix, 1 Tablespoon Lime juice, 4 egg whites, 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce, and as much chopped mint as I could get off my little plant and still leave enough for the top. (That was about 30 leaves of mint chopped up.) It could have used more! Mix all that together and bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. The liners are from Nordicware...the color is perfect for these cupcakes!
(I did make a non-alcoholic version, but this could easily be changed by using 6 oz of Mojito Mix and 2 oz Light Rum instead of the 1 cup Mojito Mix.)
The frosting on the cupcakes was from the Margarita Cupcake Recipe in Betty Crocker- The Big Book of Cupcakes. For the frosting I folded together 2- 6oz containers of Yoplait Keylime Pie Light with 1-1/2 cups (1/2 a tub) of Cool Whip Light. I topped them with a mint leaf or two.
I also put a few birthday candies on some of them!
The cupcakes turned out nice anf fluffy! The frosting not very sweet taste of Keylime Yogurt and Cool Whip, it can really be eaten all alone, and that is what was done with the leftover frosting! Nice mint and lime flavored cupcake, low fat, low cal, simple goodness!
These cupcakes can be made from start to finish in less than an hour!
These cupcakes are linked up to:
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A Well-Seasoned Life: Sweet Indulgences Sunday
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Everyday Sisters: Sharing Sundays (Theme: Mexican)