RECIPE: Cup cakes that have a local flavour

Cosmo and Mojito Cup Cakes.
Cosmo and Mojito Cup Cakes.

We are trying our hand at baking for this week’s recipe from the Outcook Home Cookery School in Alnwick.

This recipe has been used at the recently-formed Baking Club at the venue in Bondgate Without and uses a familiar local ingredient – Alnwick Rum.

Find out more about the Outcook classes at or call 01665 603812.



150g sugar

150g margarine

150g self-raising flour

Shot of Alnwick Rum

½ lime – juice

2 drops of peppermint extract

2 eggs


100g butter

250g icing sugar

Shot of Alnwick Rum

¼ lime – juice

Peppermint essence


Soften the margarine, add the sugar and cream. Sift in the flour, mix, add eggs, and mix until smooth.

Add the rum, lime juice and peppermint extract.

Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

Let the cakes cool. Soften the butter, add the icing sugar, rum and peppermint extract.

Mix until smooth, pop into an icing bag and decorate your cakes!