I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise to anyone to learn that I like to ring in the New Year with sweets. Really, I’m not a big drinker, so celebrating with sweet treats is how I indulge. This year though, I’m going for a double whammy and combining one of my favorite cocktails, a Cosmopolitan, with one of my favorite desserts, cupcakes! Cosmopolitan + cupcake = what else?! Cosmopolicakes!
What a way to celebrate, huh?! I was certain that I wouldn’t be able to pull these off. I just didn’t think I could get the flavors of a Cosmopolitan to translate to cake, but I did, and am I ever glad!! They’re sweet with a zippy little punch to them, and definitely grown up! But they don’t have to be, I offer substitutions for all of the alcohol so that you can make these treats kid-friendly! Another awesome thing about these? They can easily be “vegan-ized!” I’ve included vegan substitutes in the recipe, as well!