Looking for an amazing dessert that is super delicious and easy to make? Wait until you try this recipe for Rumchata cupcakes.

Have you ever had Rumchata before?

Rumchata is the perfect blend of rum, cream, cinnamon, and vanilla.

It’s often used in drink recipes, but is pretty amazing to make Rumchata desserts too.

Like…CUPCAKES!!!!

This recipe for Rumchata cupcakes is one you’ll want to make again and again. It is perfect for a Mexican cuisine-themed dinner party. Or any other occasion. Because they are THAT good!

Wait until you try this mouthwatering dessert!

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About Rumchata Cupcakes

Creating RumChata cupcakes is a delightful and indulgent journey that merges the rich, creamy flavors of RumChata liqueur with the irresistible sweetness of cupcakes. Blending the warmth of rum with hints of cinnamon, these cupcakes offer a tantalizing twist on traditional baking, resulting in a treat that promises to captivate taste buds with every decadent bite.

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What Do You Drink Rumchata With?

For a little context, Rumchata is a great accompaniment with:

  • coffees
  • sodas
  • chocolates
  • liquors
  • eggnog
  • caramel
  • ice-cream
  • milkshakes

What Alcohol is in Rumchata?

Rumchata is made with a base of Caribbean rum. In general, it is a rum cream that is then enhanced with cinnamon and vanilla.

How to Make Rumchata Cupcakes

But let’s get back to these boozy cupcakes and what makes them SO GOOD! These cupcakes are light and have a creamy texture with a little kick from the Rumchata.

Although you can make rumchata cupcakes from scratch, I love that they can be whipped up from a box mix instead of pulling a bunch of ingredients together.

Don’t you?

It’s much easier than grabbing a bunch of baking ingredients. And I’m all about easier when it comes to baking.

Ingredients needed to make the Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

Ingredients to Make Cupcakes with Rumchata

Eggs and cake batter in mixing bowl to make The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

Directions to Make Rumchata Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, vegetable oil, 1 cup of the rumchata, and 3 eggs until smooth.
  • Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a mixing bowl, add butter, 1/3 cup rumchata, 2 cups powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix ingredients well. Then add the last 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix well.
  • When cupcakes are cool, frost them. I used a pastry bag.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Then top each one off with a small Pirouette Cookie.

And you guys, it is SO good! I can’t wait for you to try this one. It’s really easy to make and can be served on any occasion.

While I’m sharing this dessert as part of a Cinco De Mayo menu, it’s great to make for a birthday party or other celebratory gathering.

Wait until you see how easy this recipe for Rumchata cupcakes is to make!

More About Making Rumchata Cakes and Rumchata Frosting

The Rumchata adds a nice creamy texture to the batter. And I don’t know about you, but do you always over-pour the first cupcakes too?

I do that every time!

Did I mention that Rumchata goes in both the cake batter AND the icing?

Yes!

Since this recipe is made with Rumchata frosting too, you can really taste the alcohol. But not in a boozy kind of way.

It is so yummy!

You can mix this Rumchata cupcake recipe together with either a hand or regular mixer.

Pour batter into cupcake liners to make The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

But sometimes, I love to grab what’s easy. And for me, the hand mixer is just that!

Tip: when you pour the batter into the tins, try to pour it as evenly as possible. This will help the Rum chata cupcakes bake evenly and be similar in size.

That said, I still overpour. Not intentionally, but it happens.

Since these cupcakes are made with Rumchata, add a fun straw or something that resembles a straw.

For this dish, I used vanilla Pirouette Cookies. I love the flaky texture of these cookies and they make a great accompaniment to the dish.

Don’t they look so good???

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Mix the icing well before icing the Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes
Remove The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool
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The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

Stacy Ling
Are you looking for a festive dessert for a Mexican-themed cuisine dinner party? Wait until you try this recipe for rumchata cupcakes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16 people
Calories 503 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
    close up of The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, vegetable oil, 1 cup of the rumchata, and 3 eggs until smooth.
  • Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a mixing bowl, add butter, 1/3 cup rumchata, 2 cups powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix ingredients well. Then add the last 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix well.
  • When cupcakes are cool, frost them. I used a pastry bag.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Then top each one off with a small Pirouette Cookie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 503kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 368mgFiber: 1gSugar: 44g
Keyword Cupcakes, Rumchata
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Rumchata Cupcakes as Part of a Cinco de Mayo Celebration Menu

As part of our monthly virtual supper club, my friends and I are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an amazing dinner party.

So this recipe for rum chata cupcakes is part of that dinner menu.

We shared some festive table decor ideas, and now we’ve put together an amazing menu for a delicious spring holiday brunch.

Rachel is a great friend and I love dropping by her home for some decor, DIY, and entertaining tips.

Doesn’t that dinner party menu sound amazing?

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  7. 5 stars
    So I planned on making these..had all of the ingredients except Rumchata!! I used dirty cream..very similar, more Irish cream than cinnamon. Came out wonderful, with rave reviews 🙌 super easy recipe. Will be keeping it for the future. Thanks 😊

    1. Oh I love this and great substitution!!!!! I’m so glad you tried it and loved it Christina! Happy Thanksgiving! xo