Tanqueray Gin Cupcake Recipe

To celebrate Taste of Dublin, Tanqueray Gin, our gin pouring partners, and The Cupcake Bloke have collaborated to create a tempting gin cupcake recipe.

A perfectly balanced treat for gin (and cupcake!) fans. Something to whet the appetite ahead of what the Bakery by the Cupcake Bloke has to offer at Taste.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰c and line a cupcake / muffin pan with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Add all the other sponge ingredients and mix everything together with an electric mixer, until you have a smooth, pale and well-combined mixture. This will take about 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Gently fold in the lime zest, coriander and gin.
  5. Divide the mixture into the cupcake cases.
  6. Bake for 18-20 mins until golden brown. Check using a clean skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. To make the buttercream, whisk the softened butter until super soft then slowly add the icing sugar until it is all combined, whisk with the electric whisk for a further minute until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  9. Finally add the gin and mix well.
  10. Spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.
  11. Decorate with fresh lime wedges.

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For the cupcake:

220g self-raising flour

1 rounded teaspoon baking powder

4 large eggs

220g caster sugar

220g butter, very soft at room temperature

1Tbsp Tanqueray Gin

1 Lime, zested

2/3 Coriander Sprigs, finally chopped (optional)

For the buttercream frosting:

250g butter, very soft at room temperature

500g icing sugar

Tanqueray Gin 2-4 Tbsp

For decoration:

Lime Wedges