Pimm's Cupcakes!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Summery Pimms Cupcakes with Pimm's Soaked Sponges, Pimm's Buttercream Frosting, and all the Pimm's Decoration! 

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Keyword: Pimms
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 458 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 175 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 175 g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
Pimm's Syrup
  • 150 ml Pimm's
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
Pimm's Buttercream
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 350 g Icing Sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp Pimm's
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Orange
  • Mint
For the Cupcakes + Syrup
  1. Preheat your oven to 180/160C Fan, and get your cupcake cases ready. I used Iced Jems Baking Cups so put them on my tray. 

  2. Beat together your Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy. 

  3. Add in the Flour and Eggs, and beat again till smooth.

  4. Split between the Baking Cups and bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes. I usually bake mine for about 18!

  5. Whilst baking, make your syrup! Put your Pimm's and Sugar into a pan, and heat till the sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. 

  6. Once the cupcakes have baked, leave them to cool for about 5 minutes, then drizzle over the syrup, letting it soak in. About 1tbsp per cupcake!

  7. Leave the Cupcakes to cool fully. 

For the Buttercream
  1. Make sure your Unsalted Butter is at room temperature. Beat it for about 3-4 minutes on its own to make sure its really soft and supple.

  2. Add in the icing sugar a bit at a time, and beat well. 

  3. Add in the Pimm's 1tbsp at a time, making sure it's incorporated well. Don't go too crazy, as the more liquid you add, the softer the buttercream will be. 

  4. Pipe your Buttercream onto your cupcakes how you please!

For the Decoration
  1. I added half a strawberry, a orange slice/wedge, half a piece of cucumber, and some fresh mint. All the innards of a Pimm's. 

  2. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Pimm's Cupcakes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.