8 Cocktail-inspired Cakes

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What do you get when you cross your favourite cake with your favourite cocktail? Here's which cocktails inspired these lip-smacking cakes.

1. Pisco Sour Cupcakes

Peru’s finest export (after Paddington Bear and ceviche, obviously) has to be the Pisco Sour. These classic-looking cupcakes are hiding a citrusy burst of lime and Pisco (grape brandy). You could top them with meringue frosting for the ultimate finish.

Spotted on: Provecho Peru

2. Mojito Pound Cake

Getting a fix of your favourite Cuban cocktail just got sweeter. With this cake, the muddled mint and lime zest-speckled sponge, and dark rum-whipped Italian meringue will make you feel as if you’re taking afternoon tea in Havana.

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3. White Russian Cupcake

Notorious for its criminally-high vodka content, the White Russian has had a cakey makeover, highlighting its sweeter traits. After a liberal dose of Irish cream filling, these cupcakes get slathered in Irish buttercream and topped with edible gold and chocolate cigarettes. Smokin’.

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4. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Okay, so not really a cocktail but with its cream cheese icing and rich, stouty chocolate sponge, these dinky bites of Guinness cake could only remind us of Dublin’s legendary pint. Whatever you do, don’t just reserve them for St. Patrick’s Day.

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5. Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes

If smart and sophisticated is more up your street, it doesn’t get any posher than this. Fresh raspberries streak the sponge light pink, whilst a crown of Champagne icing sits pretty on top. They’re perfect for special occasions or as a secret snack behind closed doors.

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6. Blackberry Daiquiri Cake

Another Cuban cocktail in cake form, this time with fresh blackberry jam and Daiquiri-inspired lime juice and coconut rum frosting. This fruity layer cake is so good, you’ll want to drink it through a straw.

Spotted on: Will Cook for Smiles

7. Apricot Brandy Cake

Are your taste buds after something more nostalgic? This spongy union of apricot and brandy makes for the ultimate after-dinner pick-me-up. Let’s just say it’s refined, grown-up and nothing bundt.

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8. Piña Colada Cake

Rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice; there’s no way these ingredients could make a cake that’s anything but delicious. Once you’ve baked it, don your most exotic clobber, grab a few cocktail umbrellas and imagine you’re in Puerto Rican paradise.

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Sanjana Modha

"Whether you’re partial to a refreshing Mojito or a creamy White Russian, our lowdown of the best cocktail-inspired cakes is sure to hit the spot. "