Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

These cocktail-inspired cupcakes are flavoured with lime juice and chopped strawberries, then topped with a light rum and lime buttercream and more freshly chopped strawberries. Perfect for a party or special occasion.


  • 175g butter, unsalted
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 140g each plain flour and self-raising flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 175g strawberries, hulled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. light rum
  • 12 strawberries, hulled, sliced


  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the flours, lime zest and lime juice, then fold in the strawberries. Divide between 16 cupcake liners and place onto a baking tray, then bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and risen or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then stir in the lime zest and rum. Spoon over the cakes, then top with slices of strawberry.

If you like, use lemon juice and zest in place of the lime. Recipe makes 16 cupcakes.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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