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Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes


  • 75 g 3 oz dried strawberries
  • 6 tbsp rum
  • 125 g 4 oz butter
  • 125 g 4 oz caster sugar
  • rind and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g 5 oz self raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • For the topping
  • 150 ml double cream
  • fresh strawberries
  • 50 g 2oz caster sugar
  • red food colouring
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Soak the dried strawberries in the rum and leave to soak for a couple of hours until plump.
  • Drain the rum and keep to one side.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4
  • In a bowl mix together the butter, sugar, lime juice, lime rind, eggs, flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
  • Add the strawberries and mix though.
  • Add the mixture into 12 cupcake cases, dividing evenly between them.
  • Place the cases on a baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool.
  • When cool mix the sugar for the topping with a couple of drops of red food colouring. Mix with a spoon until the sugar is red.
  • Brush the edge of each cupcake with lime juice and roll in the sugar to create a red rim.
  • Mix the remaining rum with the lime juice, make some small holes in the cakes with a cocktail stick and drizzle the rum mixture over them.
  • Whip the cream until it just holds its shape then top each cake with the cream and a strawberry.