• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 3 dozen.
  • Preparation Time: 10


This is a recipe I came up with for the Iron Cupcake Earth Challenge: Cranberry. It is a take on a popular martini, the crantini! It is made with a vanilla cranberry cupcake topped with a lime-vodka frosting!


  • Cran-Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup superfine {berry} sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • Zest of 1 large lime


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flours and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl ( with a stand mixer preferably) cream the butter until
  • smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy for 3 minutes (I would
  • suggest timing this as it does make a difference, you want the butter to be
  • light and airy). Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternating with the yogurt and vanilla. With each
  • addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but make sure to not
  • overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to
  • make sure the ingredients are well blended.
  • Using a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the cranberries and lime zest until
  • just mixed.
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, about 1/4 cup, filling them about
  • 3/4 full. I had to use my large wilton muffin pan, and two smaller ones to
  • make all the cupcakes!
  • Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center
  • comes out clean. You should always start with the lesser time, and then add
  • more if need be.
  • Once they are baked, let them cool in the muffin tins for about 10 minutes,
  • and then lift them to cool completely onto cooling racks. You can frost them
  • with the vodka buttercream, or if you want to use regular icing you can also
  • brush the tops of the cupcakes once cooled with vodka to soak in!

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