Nicole Rust Recipe

Strawberry Daiquiri Drunkcups

By Nicole Rust iHEARTfood

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Makes 15-20
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Nicole's Story

Every possible Friday night my husband and I, along with our friends get together for "Game Night". A night to eat, drink, and laugh. To forget about the work week and jump start the weekend. We are all transplants from other states (being all the guys are former or current marines) So we are each others extended family. So I started making drunkcups! An adult style cupacake. Perfect for that after dinner/pregame snack!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sweet and super strawberry-y, you can most definitely taste the flavor of the daiquiri mix. The rum flavor is very subtle, so don't be deterred by that. I can't wait to serve these at my next party!


1 box
strawberry cake mix
bag of frozen strawberries
1 c
strawberry daiquiri mixer
1/4 c
eggs (depending on what the box calls for)
1/4-1/2 c
oil or butter (depending on what the box calls for)
6-8 c
powder sugar
1 3/4 stick
unsalted butter, soften
1/4 c
1/4 c
daiquiri mix

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven as directed on box.
Add the correct amount of butter/oil and eggs as directed on box.
When it comes to the amount of liquid you need to use (the water) substitue the mixer and the rum. (my box says 1 1/4 c. water so I used 1c. mixer and 1/4 c. rum)
Mix all ingredints together and spoon into cupcake holders. Bake as directed. It should make 15-20 cupcakes
While the cupcakes are baking take the frozen strawberries in a bowl and cover with some rum. You will need enough berries for one on each cupcake. Let the berries soak in the rum and remember to stir them ever so often.
* If you want a little extra rum in the cakes. Take a small bowl and fill it with rum. Before icing the cakes dip the tops of each one in the rum. It gives it just that extra kick! ;)
Now for the icing:
In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 1 minute.
Add 6 cups of confectioners’ sugar, the rum, and the mixer. Beat on low speed until creamy. Gradually add the remaining confectioners’ sugar, a little at a time, until the frosting is thick and creamy.
Once the cupcakes are cooled completely...In a icing bag or (what I use) a gallon zip lock bag fill it with the icing (if using the zip lock, once it is full just cut the tip of one cornor to make a small hole {about the size of your pinky finger tip})
Ice the top of each cake and then place one drunk strawberry on each one and enjoy!!!!
* If you are making these and you want to make them child freindly, replace the 1/4 cup rum in the cake with 1/4 cup water and the 1/4 cup rum in the icing with 1/4 cup milk.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Cupcakes



April Peterson DragonRose44
Sep 21, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
amy pate apate84
Oct 17, 2013
I used light rum when I made mine. I have also used vanilla flavored rum
dejerris evans dejerris
Oct 17, 2013
what kind of rum to use light or dark?
dejerris evans dejerris
Oct 17, 2013
What kind of rum to use light or dark rum?
Robin Byrd Robin_Byrd
Feb 23, 2013
I just made these for our daytona party tomorrow. I followed the recipe exactly except i did use fresh strawberries. They are amazing and delish! I love to make fun cupcakes.