I baked 6 jumbos and made the rest of the batter regular sized. They looked so tiny compared to the jumbo. And made me think why have I been making regular sized all this time when we could be eating Jumbo. If I had made mini's that would have been eating like popcorn - by the handful. Ha ha.
I then made another cosmo - how I didn't get a buzz during this process I do not know - and reduced it into a glaze which I brushed over the still warm cupcakes with a pastry brush. I really wanted that cosmo flavor infused into the cake.
I used a few teaspoons of the cosmo reduction in the buttercream and added pink sprinkles. I made little lime curls to garnish. I had attempted making candied limes but I didn't do them right so that is another item on my list of things to try to do. Another time
What girl doesn't love the girliest of girly drinks made into a cupcake!!
These tasted amazing!!
1/2 cup butter room temp
2 cups sugar
2 eggs room temp
1/2 tsp salt
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup Cosmopolitan ( recipe to follow)
zest of 1 lime
Red paste or gel food coloring.(optional, if you would like a stronger reddish tint in the cake)
Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until well combined. Add the lime zest
Add in 1 cup each of the dry and wet mixtures alternately, beating on low until the whole mixture is well combined.
spring back in the middle when touched lightly. Cool for 10 minutes in pan.
1/2 cup cosmopolitan
When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with Cosmo Buttercream
3 sticks or 1 1/2c butter room temp
4 c confectioner’s sugar
3-4 tbsp of the Cosmopolitan (or more until you reach desired consistency)
Dusting of Lime zest