grapefruit gin cupcakes

Grapefruit Gin Cupcakes!

I have been really enjoying the combination of Little Bird Gin with Two Keys Grapefruit mixer! It’s super refreshing! So I thought what better way than to add them both to cupcakes?! They are delicious….

Grapefruit Gin Cupcakes recipe

  • 3 medium free range eggs (whisked)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1/4tsp baking powder
  • 1 Grapefruit for zest (about half a grapefruit worth!)
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice or grapefruit mixer (we recommend Two Keys)

For the Gin Frosting

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 25-50ml GIN (we recommend Little Bird in this recipe)
  • More grapefruit zest for the topping (you can use the other half)


  1. Preheat your oven to around 170° and prepare a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together and then add the eggs, flour and baking powder. Mix until pale and creamy.
  3. Add 1 tbsp grapefruit juice or mixer and stir in.
  4. Fill the cake cases (about half full)
  5. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Make the buttercream. Whisk the butter until soft and then slowly add the icing sugar until its creamy and smooth.
  7. Time to add your gin! Do it a bit at a time and taste as you go! (if you like a lot of gin you may need a little more icing to thicken it up).
  8. Once your cakes are cooked, cool completely before piping on the buttercream frosting!
  9. Decorate how you like. They look and taste great with a little grapefruit zest.
  10. Enjoy!

To see how easy it really is, check out the video below!


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