Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes

My friend Shelly is getting married in June, and she’s chosen a beach themed wedding. She wanted something fun, fruity, and beachy – and thought a strawberry daiquiri cupcake sounded like a good contender for her cupcake lineup. I went to work in the kitchen, and this are what I ended up with. The ones we make for her big day will be much more subdued – with more natural looking decorations. But, I couldn’t help gussying them up with a cute cocktail umbrella. Can you blame me?

So, it’s a strawberry daiquiri cupcake – which is a vanilla cupcake that I spiked with some homemade strawberry daiquiri mix, and a glug of rum. They turned out moist and delicious. I then topped them with a rum buttercream – which was the absolutely perfect addition. Frostings are so much fun, there’s always a fun new flavor to create and experiment with! I used rum extract, as well as a little of the “hard stuff” to flavor the frosting, and I think it was a nice balance.

Just looking at them makes me want the beach! Another month or so, and we’ll be taking a batch of these cupcakes to the sandbar (via boat!) to share with our friends. Come on summer!


  1. Posted April 12, 2013 at 8:19 AM | Permalink

    These just scream summer, love them!! Now if only summer weather would get here…

  2. Posted April 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

    I absolutely love the look of these cupcakes! They make me long for summer to get here too!

  3. Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    So cute, love the umbrella toppers!

  4. Devon
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Permalink

    These look great! Is that sugar or salt on top?

  5. Brent
    Posted December 23, 2015 at 3:02 PM | Permalink

    What’s the yield?

  6. Posted April 10, 2016 at 3:29 AM | Permalink

    So glad to have found this recipe! I’ve been searching for a SD Cupcake recipe that doesn’t use a mix! I made them today for my daughters Zumba party (no alcohol) and they were a total hit!

    • Posted April 12, 2016 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

      That sounds like so much fun! Glad you girls enjoyed them 🙂

  7. Tram
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 11:58 AM | Permalink

    Can I substitute buttermilk with whole milk? Will there be any noticeable change in the cupcakes’ texture? Thanks!

    • Posted October 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM | Permalink

      Absolutely. I think it would only make it more moist! Can’t go wrong with buttermilk in baked goods.

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