Cosmopolitan Cupcakes


Sometimes there's nothing better than some cake and a cup of tea! I wanted to share this recipe for Cosmopolitan Cupcakes with you. I baked these for a customer who had a friend who loved cats, and decided to make one extra for myself to eat! I was very kindly sent this lovely Cath Kidston cake stand and amazing Bodum kettle by John Lewis. Owning a cake business, I have a ridiculous amount of cake stands - but I decided to save this one just for me - no business use! Now it sits proudly in my little kitchen. Also, is it sad for a 24 year old to really love a kettle? Because I really love this kettle.

Cosmopolitan Cupcakes
Makes 12.

- 2 eggs
- 110g butter
- 225g sugar
- 150g self raising flour
- 125g plain flour
- 60ml Cointreau
- 30ml cranberry juice
- Juice of one lime

- 500g icing sugar
- 60g butter
- 40 mls cointreau
- Juice of half a lime

1. Mix the butter, sugar and eggs.
2. Add the flour, after sifting.
3. Add the liquids and combine.
4. Bake for 20-25 mins at 160 Degrees/Gas Mark 4.
5. Once cooled, decorate with the Cosmo buttercream - made by mixing the butter, sugar and liquids and whipping thoroughly. 


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(The tea set is vintage and the bunny is from a shop in China Town San Francisco.


  1. I have to admit that is a pretty cool kettle but I am a fan of kitchenware and I always get googly-eyed when I see one of those pink food mixers <333

    LOVE this recipe, I'll definitely have to try them out soon cosmos are my fave cocktail! xoxo

  2. These cupcakes look soooooo delightful.
    I <3 your recipes to the max!!

    Marn :)

  3. I love your cupcakes so much Claire, I wish I lived in Belfast so I could order some (and a rainbow cake) for Olivia's first birthday!

    & you're so lucky to have been sent stuff from John Lewis, I have a list as long as my arm of things I'd like for my place when I move out next year!

    Amy x

  4. My kettle is a yellow kenwood k-mix one and I love it too so no, you're not sad! Unless I am too...?

  5. Those cupcakes look yum! Love the bunny too :) x

  6. Aww your cakes look so sweet. And I love my kettle, and my matching toaster for that matter!
    Daisy Dayz

  7. I love your kettle too, not a phrase I ever thought I'd type! The cupcakes look so good, I love the little cats, gonna keep my eyes peeled for them.

  8. I absolutely love how you pipe your buttercream- what nozzle do you use to get that double layer? Please please please do a tutorial!!! :) xx


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