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A tray of pink grapefruit daiquiri cupcakes - in silver liners, topped with pink frosting. There is a pink grapefruit daiquiri next to the cupcakes.
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Pink Grapefruit Daiquiri Cupcakes

Between the flavour and colour, these Pink Grapefruit Daiquiri Cupcakes tend to be popular for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, but they’re great anytime - and for anyone!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, cupcakes, Evil Cake Overlord Book, pink grapefruit, Rum, The Spirited Baker Book
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Muffin Tin
Cupcake Liners



  • 2 cups Cake Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 3.5 oz Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Light / White Rum
  • ½ cup Freshly Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Zest of 1 Pink Grapefruit
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Butter melted
  • Pink or Red Food Coloring optional



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 regular muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, stir together dry ingredients.
  • Add eggs to dry ingredients, beat until mixture is completely incorporated and smooth.
  • With mixer running on low speed, slowly add rum, grapefruit juice, zest, and vanilla. Turn speed up a little, mix until well incorporated and smooth.
  • Carefully add melted butter, and food coloring if you are using it. Continue running the mixer until the butter is completely incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl after a minute or so. Batter should be very smooth.
  • Pour into prepared cupcake pans – I like to use an icecream or cookie scoop.
  • Bake until fully golden and tester comes out clean and cake springs back – about 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.


  • Prepare Swiss Meringue Buttercream, adding rum, grapefruit juice, and zest AFTER the butter has been beat in, and the buttercream has ‘come together’.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg