Margarita Cupcakes

Andrea Runnells Recipe

By Andrea Runnells drayuh

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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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Two of my favorite things: margaritas and cupcakes! These sweet cakes are perfectly light and refreshing. An ideal dessert for a hot summer evening.


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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Erica Marie Sanchez EricaMSanchez
Friday at 11:17 PM
Did you use egg whites or just the whole egg?
Lynn G Lyndsey
May 29, 2014
Have now made this recipe three times and each time received rave reviews. Also these keep nicely for several days in a sealed container. OUTSTANDING, one that you have got to try!
Jesse Jesse Highvoltage
Feb 24, 2014
Thanks so much for the "helpful" suggestion Kim,, I DID read it,, IT DOESN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION,, "not enough alcohol to be any problem at all!" can mean a lot of things. . .but it still doesn't answer MY question,, never mind,, I give up!
Kim Meseck KimMeseck
Feb 24, 2014
Jesse, read Jody Barber's comment made 24 hours ago.
Jesse Jesse Highvoltage
Feb 24, 2014
I just want to know if you can SMELL the alcohol on someones' breath who has eaten them. I'm sure you wouldn't want to go to the hospital and smell alcohol on one of your caregivers breath. I know they're not going to make someone drunk!