Mini Pineapple Lime Mojito Cakes
Inspired by my new favorite cocktail, these mini pineapple lime mojito cakes are sweet, soft and the perfect blend of tropical flavors. They will have you spinning! (Pictures updated April 2021)
News flash: my new favorite cocktail is a pineapple lime mojito! I was being indecisive the other night in Boston and asked the bartender to just give me something fruity and sweet and she gave me this. It’s so simple and divine that I am not sure why I have not combined these flavors before. The sweet and sour combo of pineapple juice with lime vodka (or rum) is just a pure tropical joy! Clearly, I’ve been obsessed with it since and made a rendition or two or three at home. As you can tell, these mini bundt cakes were inspired by the wonderful flavors of the drink!! If you can’t drink cocktails all day long because you know that is frowned upon, then bake it 🙂
But talking about new favorites. Have you noticed things look different around here? I got a facelift! Every now and then one needs to change their outfit and I think it was time I pruned my style around here. ( In case you were confused, I am talking about the new site design!). I hope you like the clean, (hopefully) easy-to-navigate layout. I am still tweaking some back-end things so please let me know if there is anything you notice that is not working well or looks off.
Let’s get back to these mini bundts!! I love baking bundt cakes because they are just so beautiful. Always a wow factor with no decoration needed. I’ve started collecting bundt pans because the possibilities of designs are endless!! When I found out about this group called Bundt Bakers, through Laura over at Baking in Pyjamas, it was a no-brainer to join those kindred spirits. Bundt Bakers, as you may have guessed, is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. This month the theme was “Tropical Fruits” which was perfect since I have been mildly obsessed with that pineapple cocktail.
One of the best things about bundt cakes (besides their beauty) is that they make very moist and soft crumble-in-your-mouth cakes. These mini pineapple lime mojito cakes are no exceptions. They are incredibly moist, crumbly, and just AMAZING. The sweet pineapple chunks in the cake balance very well with the lime rum glaze. The mini sizes of these cakes make them perfect for summer entertaining!
Here’s how to make these mini pineapple lime mojitos cakes!
Whisk together the dry ingredients to start.
Then cream your butter and sugar together and be sure to do this well. Pound cakes get their light and airy texture because of this step.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. Once you incorporate the eggs and extracts, you can then alternate your flour and liquids into the batter. Mix gently.
Once your batter is ready, fold in the pineapples. This step is best by hand to ensure it is incorporated and you don’t overwork the batter.
Divide the batter into your mini bundt pans. I love this mini bundt pan from Nordicware. You can of course use any mini bundt pan you have.
Bake the cakes until lightly golden brown. Try not to over-bake these as that is how you get bone-dry cakes. Pay attention as you get close to the suggested times and check the cakes frequently.
You can save these cakes with a simple dusting of powdered sugar and some lime zest. Or you can also top with a rum glaze which is what I did for these pictured.
Regardless of what you top these mini pineapple lime mojito cakes with, they are delightful. Zesty lime, sweet pineapples, crumbly cake and a bit of rum to wrap it up. You will not be disappointed in these my friends.
Mini Pineapple Lime Mojito Cakes
Inspired by my new favorite cocktail, these mini pineapple lime mojito cakes are sweet, soft and the perfect blend of tropical flavors. They will have you spinning!
- 1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (divided)
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoons salt
- ⅓ cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon rum (optional)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup pineapples, chopped
For the Glaze:
- 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon rum OR (Use 2 tablespoons lime rum or lime vodka)
- ¼ cup pineapples, chopped
- powdered sugar (optional)
- lime zest
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 6 mini Bundt pans with baking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 1½ cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the rum if using.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, oil, and butter on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the lime zest and beat for an additional minute. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beating until combined. Beat in vanilla extract.
- Add in a third of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk. Mix until just combined. Then add another third of the flour and the rest of the buttermilk. Mix again until just combined. Scrape down the side of the bowl as needed. Add the rest of the flour and mix for 30 seconds. Finish incorporating the flour into the batter by hand with a rubber spatula to avoid over mixing.
- In a small bowl, toss the pineapples with the remaining two tablespoons of flour. Fold in the pineapples into the batter gently.
- Divide the batter into the prepared bundt pans, filling each about 2/3. Smooth the tops of each.
- Bake until cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and allow the cake to cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, run it around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake and then invert the cake onto a cooling rack (lined with parchment paper) to cool completely.
For the Glaze:
- Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. If the glaze is too thick, whisk in rum or lime juice, a teaspoon at a time.
- Just before serving, pour the glaze over the cake and allowing it to drip down the sides. Let glaze set for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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These are SO cute, and sound delicious!!
Yummy! These cakes look so cute! Perfectly baked 🙂
What gorgeous little bundts! And I’m loving the flavor combo too. Welcome to Bundt Bakers and it’s nice to see you baking with us.
Thank you Renee! I love the bundt club 🙂
These look amazing! The lime zest looks so vibrant in your photos, and the boozy glaze sounds right up my alley.
Do you need my address?
Hhahah thanks Tux! I wish they will ship in one piece but I doubt it lol!
I love bundt cakes, and these tropical inspired ones are so pretty and look so delicious! I love that combination of flavors. Bartenders just know what people like, too, don’t they? I’m not a big mojito fan because sometimes there’s too much mint, but this combination sounds incredible! I would definitely love eating it even more! 🙂
Thanks Marcie!! The bartenders really do know how to surprise us 🙂 And yeah I agree with you…the mint in mojitos is not my favorite and hence why I left it out here :p
BundtBakers sounds right up my alley! Love these mini bundts and the flavors are incredible! Pinneapple and lime is a refreshing combination.
I know it does! I have a weakness for clubs and groups.
Wow, these look and sound amazing! What an interesting combination of flavors!
Aw now I think I need a dozen of these mini bundt cakes too! They look super adorable and the flavor combo sounds fantastic! Yay for all things mojito! x
A dozen is the perfect number!!! Thanks dear!!
These little cakes are so cute! Pineapple lime mojitos sound so good! I love bite-sized treats during the summer as opposed to a big cake. Although I could probably eat multiple of these! 🙂
Bite sizes are so easy to travel with over the summer…I’m thinking picnics 🙂
These are so adorable! They look so fantastic!
this is a perfect combo for summer…
Those are stunning!!! Love the flavor combo!! Your pictures are gorgeous too!!
Thanks Tara!! This month was a fun theme 😉
Mojitos have become a favorite drink of mine too! If you get the chance, try a Dragonberry Mojito… so good!! These mini bundt cakes are so cute!! Looks delicious!
Kelly mojitos are seriously amazing!! Right?? I am going to order that dragonberry next time. Sounds delicious 🙂
Ummm can I tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE pineapple mojitos!! I haven’t had the lime with it but I’ve made them with coconut rum. Yum! Also, I love me some bundt cakes so these are perfect!!
Also, also, I’m totally digging the facelift!
I need to make some with coconut rum soon!! Sounds amazing!! Always love pineapple and coconuts!!
I was just looking at mini bundt cake pans earlier today. You just inspired me to go ahead and order one. These look pretty!
Buy them!!! And send me a link too :p
Mojitos have always been my favorite, but pineapple mojitos? Now that sounds killer! Love how you transformed your favorite drink into this gorgeous bundt cake! You are like the bundt cake queen zainab! Gorgeous pics!
Krista it is seriously delicious!! And so easy to make at home too. Pineapple juice, lime rum/vodka, lime juice and some mint if you like. Bammm!!! Deliciousness! Ok..I will settle down 🙂 PS: Thanks!!
So glad you joined the group Zainab, I love the layout of your site btw 🙂 These mini bundts look so good, I could polish off more than one quite easily
Thanks Laura for the introduction to the group!!
How can you go wrong with these flavors, Sounds delicious.
Mini cakes? Pineapple and lime? Sign me up! Drink inspired cakes needs to happen more often!
Hhahah I agree!!
These are the cutest bundts ever! I love your take on the theme this month – Welcome to the group! These would be perfect for a summer pool party.
Thanks Lauren!! This is a fun group. Can’t wait for next month already.
How refreshing and adorable! Mini anything are the best. I’m loving the summer flavors happening in these little cakes!
These are adorable! I love pineapple mojitos (well any flavor mojito for that matter) and they look just perfect!
OMG Zainab!!!!!!! These bundt cakes look SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!! I’m LOVING the beautiful photos!!!! That glaze and those pineapples!!!! OMG!!!! This is truly the best baked cocktail EVER! Pinning! 😀
Well, wouldn’t you know it, I just bought a mini bundt pan! So this post is perfect timing! I have a feeling my mini bundts are SUPER mini size, but never mind … 😉
Such a great idea to get inspiration for cakes from a cocktail. They would certainly make for a great ‘cheer-me-up’ Monday morning breakfast!
P.S. Of course, I love the site design, especially your header with the gorgeous shoe in the middle. And don’t worry, haven’t noticed any problems!
Those look so amazing!! I wish I had one right now! And it’s breakfast time…. I would love for you to link it up with us at Foodie Fridays!
HOw adorable are your little cakes. What a great flavor combination.
LOVE the redesign!! That new logo is perfect to depict your classy self!!
Fruity mojitos are my favorite part of summer. Though, dare I say I’d love them even more in cake form?! So cute!
hey Z! I saw these yesterday and didn’t have time to comment! These are amazing!!! I love mojitos so I can only imagine how refreshing a pineapple lime mojito is! Love the flavor combo here and I think these mini bundts look fabulous! mini bundts have a special place in my heart! I didn’t get my act together this month to join but will hopefully be back with bundt bakers in the Fall!!
Now you have me craving your beautiful mini Bundts and pineapple mojitos, Zainab! Love that combination of flavors!
Your cakes are gorgeous! I love cakes inspired by cocktails!
Ooh, a pineapple mojito? Yes, please! I think I’d like these cakes even more, though. I bet the glaze adds so much flavor and moisture.
Gorgeous photos as always! I have this pan so I’m all over these delicious treats. 🙂
Bundt cakes are just lovely, aren’t they? These look beautiful!
Ahh how fun to be a bundt baker! I def want to join in on the fun. By the way, these mini bundts are adorable!! Love how you not only used powdered sugar but also a glaze AND lime zest. So classy! And your new face looks fabulous! Congrats!
I pinned this so dang fast! These little bundts have all my favorite flavors, and I love the pineapple topping 🙂
Thank you so much!!
These are so fun, Zainab! A good Mojito is always a favorite so I love these. I bought my mini bundt pan in 2001 and, while it has gotten so much use over the years, it has been very neglected for the last few. This is the recipe that makes me want to pull it back out again! Pinned!
Oh my gosh!! I wish my pan lasts as long as yours. I just got it this year so I am going to try to keep it very long…and making more cakes as I go! Thanks for stopping my Claire 🙂
These are stunning Zainab! I am crazy in love with the pineapple mojito flavors in here – so creative and refreshing 🙂 With the pineapple chunks, lime glaze, lime zest and powdered sugar – these will definitely have me spinning for more of these beauties 🙂 Have a great weekend sweet lady – pinned 🙂
Thank you very much Kelly!! I am in love with these too 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂
These mini bundts look amazing! Love the addition of pineapple and that rum glaze sounds divine! Lovely recipe Zainab!
These sound amazing!! So so cute and the flavours sound delicious, like drinking the sun. Minus the burn…ya know. Love the group idea 🙂 definitely pinning these!
Thanks Jessica!! Would love to drink up in the sun girl…
Found you on the Saturday Night Fever Link-up! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds like the perfect sweet treat for a summer party.
Thank you for stopping by Kaylin! I hope you find time to try this 🙂
Wow, these look so yummy! Sounds like something I could get use to.
Thanks Bev!! Would be nice to get used to this 🙂
A mojito is my favorite cocktail, and I know I would love a pineapple-lime one. The idea of it in a cake has me racing to see if I have the ingredients to bake it up right now- yum!
Having you favorite cocktail in a cake is my new favorite summer idea!! Hope you can try this soon 🙂
Wow, those look delicious!! I never would have thought to put pineapple with a mojito, but it’s so awesome. 🙂
Thanks Lisa!! I am sure you will enjoy the mojito…and a slice of the cake too 🙂
What a clever idea! This little cakes look quite delicious…and since they are little, I can eat several of them, right? 🙂
Exactly!! No one counts mini cakes :p
These are so cute!!! I am going to Hawaii soon, so pineapples are on my mind. Maybe I should make these in preparation!
Yes!! Not only try them in preparation but make sure you enjoy a pineapple lime cocktail on the beach out there 🙂
These are just gorgeous!! I love little bundt cakes and want to make these over the 4th! Visiting from #FoodieFridays 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Susan 😉
These are totally GORG and sound delish! Not to mention your photos look beautiful! Thanks for linking in our Foodie Fridays linky party! This was a great addition to the links!
Sounds amazing and I LOVE your new site!
Any tips for ensuring a flat bottom? Mine baked perfectly but the bottom (top in the pan) domed up like a perfect cupcake…
Jack, I think you had too much batter in the pans. I usually filled mine up to 2/3 full, that way there is a lot of room for the cake to rise but not dome. But if it does dome, you can always shave off the dome since it is the bottom no one will know 🙂
Hello! I’ve just found this yummy looking recipe and am planning on making it. Do you think I could freeze it with the glaze? Thank you so much!
Hi! I don’t think you should freeze it with the glaze. Without the glaze is best 🙂
I have one more question- thank you by the way for your last answer- that’s what I figured about the glaze! So if you serve these little cakes with just a bit of whipped cream on top will they still pack a great taste and will you still get the pineapple lime mojito flavor coming through? Thank you!
Oh gosh yes they will still taste great!! You can even add some lime zest and a dash of rum in the whipped cream 🙂
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