Margarita Cupcakes

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 32 Ratings
Serves: 24-36
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 box white cake mix
3 large eggs
1 lime, zested
1/2 c fresh squeezed lime juice, divided
1 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
2 Tbsp aƱejo tequila
2 tsp grand marnier
4 oz unsalted butter
1 lb powdered sugar

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Andrea Runnells Recipe
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Orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Oct 2010
Andrea's notes for this recipe:
I don't share my recipes with anyone who knows me personally. I posted the picture of these on Facebook after I finished making them and I got a bigger response on these than any other sweet treat I have ever made and posted. Let me know what you think of them.
**Addition** I sell my cupcakes and wouldn't do great business if I gave away all of the recipes that I invented. Granted, I don't use a boxed cake mix when I make mine for a paying customer, but it's easier for the home baker. Any of my non dessert recipes I am happy to give away and do so frequently.
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Two of my favorite things: margaritas and cupcakes! These sweet cakes are perfectly light and refreshing. An ideal dessert for a hot summer evening.


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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 16, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 16, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Jessica Hannan PansyAlvaris - Aug 17, 2011
What kind of cake mix was used to make these? Just wondering, since i get vastly different results with the 2 options I have available here.
user Andrea Runnells drayuh - Aug 17, 2011
Jessica: For white cake mix, I always use Betty Crocker. I hope that is one of your two options. If not, pick the one with which you have had the best results. Let me know how they turn out. :)

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