Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider Cupcakes

Yesterday was our friend’s birthday, and he loves Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider. Actually, most of my friends are absolutely NUTS about the stuff at the moment (it IS delicious)!

I’ve been dying to try out the oven in our new house (yep, we’ve moved house in the last two weeks) and I was dearly missing baking/cooking while I was away all of last week at university in Toowoomba…… SO I decided to try to incorporate the Rekorderlig cider into cupcake form. Alcohol and cupcakes? You can’t really go wrong :)

I think the end result was really good! I’ve detailed the recipe after the pics.


x Tam

These were really easy to make :) I used my basic plain cupcake recipe, and substituted milk with cider. The frosting is a cream cheese frosting infused with lime, and of course, a strawberry on top! These cupcakes also happened to perfectly match the brand new cake holder my mum bought me :)

Anyway, here is the recipe!

Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 24 cupcakes


  • 4 eggs
  • 200g butter (softened)
  • 3 cups SR flour
  • 2 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • Half a bottle of Rekorderlig cider (250ml = 1 cup)
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 500g pure icing sugar (NOT icing sugar mixture!)
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 2 limes
  • Cupcake liners


  1. Line two 12 hole muffin trays with cupcake liners and preheat a fan forced oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer for 3 minutes on medium/high.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add the eggs, one at a time, until just incorporated (don’t over mix, over mixing = dry cupcakes!).
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Add the flour and cider alternately, until all has been used.
  5. Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes (may need a bit more/less time, depending on the oven) or until the cupcake feels “springy” to the touch.
  6. Remove cupcakes from oven and cool. Place in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to ice!
  7. For the icing, beat cream cheese in mixing bowl until slightly softened. Add the icing sugar until fully incorporated. Add lime juice from fresh limes to taste.
  8. Add a touch of green food colouring, to get the desired colour :). Fill a piping bag (fitted with round tip) with icing and frost cupcakes with smooth swirls. Place halved strawberries on top.
  9. Sit back with your half bottle of cider leftover from baking (it’d be a shame to waste it! ;) ) and enjoy your cupcakes! :)


64 Responses to “Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider Cupcakes”

  1. Jo

    Can’t wait to try these in my new HK oven, a tiny bench-top toaster oven that seems to do the job! Now to find the cider here in HK…. it must be possible! :)

    • admin

      Wow, so impressive that you have made a toaster oven work!!!!!! I want to see a picture of that! Have you tried that brand of cider yet? It’s pretty amazing!! The pear one is my fave :) x

  2. Gemma

    OMG these r just awesome. This recipe is defiantly worth a go. But the icing made WAY too much. I suggest to halve the amount. But OMG they r just too yummy. :-)

    • tinytimtams

      Thanks Gemma! Yep, that’s my bad with the icing! If you only flavour as much as you need for the cupcakes, you can use the rest for a banana cake or something else delicious :) I usually keep my leftovers in the fridge and it keeps really well.

      Thanks again for stopping by! x Tam

  3. Kayleigh

    omg!! these look amazing!! well done! i have to try these! thanks for the recpie!!!! :))

    • tinytimtams

      Thanks Kayleigh! I hope you give them a go, let me know how it goes! Thanks again! x Tam

    • tinytimtams

      Hi Yvette! Thanks for your comment! I’ve just been checking out your blog… very cute! x Tam

  4. Emma

    Cupcakes delicious, but the icing turned to sweet sloppy soup :( Any suggestions?

    • tinytimtams

      Hmm! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you Emma! :( Maybe try adding more icing sugar, or maybe your cream cheese was too soft or too overworked? If you like you can also substitute with a simple icing of just icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice until it gets to the right consistency. x Tam


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