Moscow Mule Cupcakes Are Here to Make Your Life Better

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Moscow Mules are my go-to cocktail, so the fact that there’s a sweet-tooth version you can eat makes my heart very, very happy! The recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, one of which is a boxed cake mix, which literally can’t get easier. Whip these up for your next girls night, birthday celebration, bachelorette party or just because– I mean, you’ve earned it, and you’re worth it.

Moscow Mule Cupcake Recipe:


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 12-oz. can ginger beer
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cups vodka
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest
  • lime slices, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Combine cake mix, ginger beer, and ground ginger in a large bowl and whisk until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into cupcake liners and bake according to box instructions.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy, then add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  7. Add vodka, lime juice and zest, and stir until well combined.
  8. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.