Cocktail In A Cake! Enjoy A Slice of Mojito Cake

A cocktail in a cake? Doctor up a store bought cake mix with lime, rum and mint to make a Mojito Cake that tastes just like the real thing!

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Baby, you know I love, LOVE, love a good cocktail! And any boozey dessert that disguises itself as a cocktail is pretty much irresistible, right? This Mojito Cake recipe is done very similarly to our famous Mandy’s Triple Chocolate Kahlua Cake by doctoring up a store bought cake mix (it’s been pinned over 4K times and is so damn good your eyes will roll)! We add fresh lime zest, mint, and rum to a box of cake mix using our trusty KitchenAid Stand Mixer and then soak it in a rum syrup after baking. Top that already incredible combo with lime & rum infused whipped cream and sugared lime wedges, and when you eat a fat slice of this cake you’ll be certain you’re drinking a Mojito! Your taste-buds will shout… What?!? Last but not least put your gorgeous creation on a pretty cake stand and you will be ready to party.

Mojito Cake
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings

Mojito Cake

Turn a boxed cake mix into a cocktail.


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (5.25oz) pkg. vanilla pudding
  • ½ cup rum
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbs. fresh lime zest
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup rum
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp lime zest
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint
    Whipped cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 TBL rum
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 TBL lime zest
  • Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices.


    Make the Cake
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cake ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Pour into a heavy bundt pan sprayed well with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Heat a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the butter, sugar, rum and water.
  • Allow to bubble, careful not to allow boiling over, for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lime juice, zest, and mint.
  • Stir and allow to steep while cooling.
  • Once cool, pour through a fine strainer.
  • While cake is still cooling poke with a fork along the top.
  • Slowly, pour glaze over cake.
    Whipped Cream
  • Add ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.
  • Do not over beat.
    Top the Cake
  • Once cake is fully cooled turn onto a platter.
  • Dollop whip cream on top and garnish with lime slices and fresh mint.

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